Weis issues response to McMackin's comments

Posted by BrianBoru at 7/31/2009 5:13 PM EDT

Just in: Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis responds to comments made by Hawaii's McMackin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2009

Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis in regards to Hawaii coach Greg
McMackin's comments yesterday:

Our media day is not until next Friday so I believe it is in the best
interests of the Notre Dame football program to address this issue promptly
then put it to rest.

Yesterday, Coach McMackin demonstrated poor judgment when, while making
comments critical of our football program, he used a derogatory word.
Speaking only for our football program, we were offended by the remarks.

This afternoon I received a phone call from Coach McMackin and he
apologized to me and asked I pass that along to my players and coaches. We
accept his apology and we will move on.

As a parent of a daughter with global developmental delays, I am especially
sensitive to offensive characterizations like the one at issue here. But in
no way do I believe Coach McMackin's comments were intended to be offensive.
In our phone conversation today, I expressed those sentiments.

It is now time to put this incident behind us and return focus to the 2009
season.

My thoughts...I remain firm in my belief that McMackin ought to be looking for another job.

He has the right to be a hateful imbecile. He does not have the right to express his inflammatory views during a press conference, speaking on behalf of the University of Hawaii.

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