Creighton Basketball Coach McDermott issues apology over offensive language

(Omaha, NE) -- Creighton University and Basketball Head Coach Greg McDermott have issued statements following what the school called McDermott's use of "deplorable language" following a game last week.

The university says during a post-game meeting with his team on February 27th, Coach McDermott used language that is, "inconsistent with the university’s values and commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment." Creighton says although McDermott acknowledged the impact of his words and apologized to his student-athletes, their families and his staff, more had to be done. "While an apology is a start, and while we believe this was out of character for Coach McDermott, in no way does it diminish the fact that his remark was hurtful to many and has absolutely no place in the Creighton community. We have offered our full and unconditional support to those affected by his words."

Creighton says University President Rev. Daniel Hendrickson and Athletics Director Bruce Rasmussen met with the student-athletes in person on Monday evening in Cincinnati and, "Both have also spoken with Coach McDermott individually, unequivocally condemning his language." The University says since the incident is a personnel matter, any disciplinary action will remain confidential.

You can read McDermott's apology below:

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