The Lions and Bucs DC Todd Bowles "decided to cancel" their scheduled Friday interview regarding Detroit's head-coaching vacancy.
Dan Campbell, Detroit Lions coach front-runner, made controversial anti-gay remark
Speaking at a pep rally called the "Aggie Bonfire" before a game against rival Texas in 1998, Campbell, a senior at the time, made an anti-gay remark in front of about 40,000 students, staff members and alumni, causing outrage from some students and professors, according to a media report at the time.
After expressing hatred for the Longhorns, Campbell said he was proud to attend a university where “men like women and women like men.”
A local newspaper published an apology from Campbell in the days after the event: “I offended some people, and I’m sorry for that. It was heat of the moment. It’s not necessarily that I directed it at anyone.”
getdownmmmkay wrote:I have zero problem with this whether he's eventually the lions coach or ends up somewhere else. 22 years ago a young dumb and full of ... college football player said something stupid and offensive and later issued a public apology. In other news, water is wet.
I know my conduct and attitudes have grown and evolved over the last 22 years. If this is the only skeleton that comes out, it's a nothingburger.
endzoneview wrote:On it's own, this isn't disqualifying since it happened so long ago and people can learn and grow but what comes out after this and how he treated people since may be.
rugger48 wrote:Idk, he said something stupid 22 years ago, apologized for it, and now it’s being brought back up after he’s being considered for a hc.
getdownmmmkay wrote:I'd say it's much less of a concern than the skeleton that tumbled out of Matty Patty's closet.