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Creighton suspends men's basketball coach Greg McDermott over racially insensitive remarks

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Creighton has suspended men’s basketball coach Greg McDermott over racially insensitive remarks he made last weekend.

“After our Creighton men’s basketball team returned to Omaha earlier today, Fr. Hendrickson and I engaged with other senior leaders in dialogue and discussion regarding appropriate sanctions for the remarks made by Head Men’s Basketball Coach Greg McDermott that were not in alignment with Creighton’s commitment to racial equity, diversity and respect,” Creighton director of athletics Bruce Rasmussen said in a statement. “Coach McDermott and the team have accepted that, effective immediately, he is suspended from all team activities, including Saturday’s home season finale against Butler.

“Further sanctions remain under consideration, not all of which will be shared publicly. Assistant Coach Al Huss will serve as Interim Head Coach.

“Coach McDermott and our Athletics program must use this incident as an opportunity for growth and learning, as clearly more work needs to be done.”

Greg McDermott was in his 20th season as a Division 1 men's basketball coach.

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McDermott responded on Twitter to the suspension: “I made a mistake and I own it. Mistakes come with consequences, and I accept and agree with the suspension.”



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