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    Urban Meyer apologizes to LGBT group

    Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer sent a letter of apology to a campus lesbian and gay advocacy group for a team rule that punished "loafing" players by making them wear lavender jerseys during practice.

    Meyer acted following a complaint from the Scarlet and Gay group, which took offense at the use of a "non-masculine" color often associated with the LGBT community to isolate an offending player in conditioning drills.
    When the rule was introduced at a Feb. 15 news conference, junior linebacker Etienne Sabino said players were driven by the desire to avoid wearing a lavender jersey.
    "You don't want to wear those shirts at all," Sabino said. "Just loafing in general, you don't want to get those. The lavender (jersey) is definitely motivation not to get any loafs."
    Responding to the Scarlet and Gay complaint, Meyer said players pulling up short for the second time during drills would be made to wear another color other than the "purple" jerseys.

    Linky: Ohio State coach Urban Meyer apologizes to LGBT group - College Football News | FOX Sports on MSN

    Really? The world is going crazy with this PC crap..


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    Re: Urban Meyer apologizes to LGBT group

    They should be wearing Bills jerseys...oh snap Go Fins!
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    Re: Urban Meyer apologizes to LGBT group

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    They should be wearing Bills jerseys...oh snap Go Fins!
    haha.. Fins fans.. W00t..


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    Re: Urban Meyer apologizes to LGBT group

    So the gay community has ownership of lavender? There is no basis to apologize and if this gay group is offended, well let them be offended and act like children about it.

    Things like this make me lose faith in humanity.
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    Re: Urban Meyer apologizes to LGBT group

    You always have to pick and choose your battles. This is one where I don't think this LGBT group should have picked a fight. I could understand if the coach was using specific gay slurs or something of the like, but I don't think this comes anywhere close to being an issue.

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    Re: Urban Meyer apologizes to LGBT group

    The school and and everyone involved were aware of the fact that the jerseys were being used as punishment because the color was effeminate or gay as a premise to deter players from loafing.

    Simply a slight slip in questionable taste everyone seems to have gotten over.

    No reason to blow up here because the issue is resolved there.

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    Re: Urban Meyer apologizes to LGBT group

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    The school and and everyone involved were aware of the fact that the jerseys were being used as punishment because the color was effeminate or gay as a premise to deter players from loafing.

    Simply a slight slip in questionable taste everyone seems to have gotten over.

    No reason to blow up here because the issue is resolved there.
    So what? That's the point? So what if wearing the jerseys was to put on the dunce cap as in hey girlie man you been naughty..


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    Re: Urban Meyer apologizes to LGBT group

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    So what? That's the point? So what if wearing the jerseys was to put on the dunce cap as in hey girlie man you been naughty..


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    Because it regards homosexuality or femininity as demeaning by principle.
    That's what.
    It wasn't good for the community there and people wanted it changed.

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    Re: Urban Meyer apologizes to LGBT group

    I demand that the "Scarlet and Gay" group apologize to Christians for utilizing "scarlet" to advance their homosexual agenda via their name. Scarlet is a color in traditional Christian hymns representing the blood of Christ. I'm offended that they use that color to advance an un-Biblical homosexual agenda.
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    Re: Urban Meyer apologizes to LGBT group

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I demand that the "Scarlet and Gay" group apologize to Christians for utilizing "scarlet" to advance their homosexual agenda via their name. Scarlet is a color in traditional Christian hymns representing the blood of Christ. I'm offended that they use that color to advance an un-Biblical homosexual agenda.
    I suggest we follow completely outlandish tangents and deform the situation into whatever we can to further hackery.

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