English regrets using homosexual slurs

On Saturday, former Eastern Michigan University head coach Ron English was interviewed by the Associated Press a day after being fired by Vice President/Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Heather Lyke for using “inappropriate language.”

In the interview, English talks about using the wrong choice of words.

“As a man who has coached 21 years, obviously, on this occasion and particular meeting, I lost my poise, got upset and used language that was inappropriate, particularly as it pertains to homosexual slurs. I regret that,” English said in a telephone interview by the AP.

“I apologize to the university for putting it in this position and tarnishing its reputation. I look forward to continuing a career that has been marked by molding men of integrity, passion, and intensity for 21 years.”

In its first game without English, interim head coach Stan Parrish led the Eagles to a 35-32 win in overtime against the Western Michigan University Broncos in front of a crowd of 2,177 at Rynearson Stadium.

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