Nebraska College Suspends Coach For Saying The Word ‘Plantation’

National File – by Tom Pappert

Creighton University, a small college in Nebraska, suspended its men’s basketball coach for using the word “plantation” while delivering a morale-boosting speech to his team.

Days before the school’s basketball season is set to end, Creighton suspended basketball coach Greg McDermott for using the word “plantation” during a motivational speech delivered to the team after losing an important game. From the context alone, it appears obvious that McDermott did not appear to use the term in a racially divisive way.

In a lengthy apology posted to his Twitter account, McDermott admits that “after an emotionally tough loss,” he “addressed our student-athletes and staff in the postgame locker room and used a terribly inappropriate analogy” to encourage the team to stick together.

According to McDermott, this “terribly inappropriate analogy” was the use of the word “plantation” to describe the team.

“Guys, we got to stick together. We need both feet in. I need everybody to stay on the plantation. I can’t have anybody leave the plantation,” McDermott admits saying to his team, in an obvious message of unity delivered after the loss.

After contemplating disciplinary action, the university announced on March 4 that McDermott would be suspended for the grave offense of using the word “plantation” in a motivational speech. McDermott accepted the decision in another statement posted to Twitter.

The university administration declared that McDermott’s use of the word “plantation” is “not in alignment with Creighton’s commitment to racial equity, diversity and respect,” and accordingly, “effective immediately, he is suspended from all team activities, including Saturday’s home season finale against Butler.”

The school also threatened further disciplinary action against the coach. “Further sanctions remain under consideration, not all of which will be shared publicly,” the administration notes.

McDermott accepted his punishment in a statement on Twitter. “I made a mistake and I own it,” he wrote. “Mistakes come with consequences, and I accept and agree with the suspension.”

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2 thoughts on “Nebraska College Suspends Coach For Saying The Word ‘Plantation’

  1. F*** “political correctness” and the rest of the Marxist/Communist Bull$hit this country is currently under attack by.

  2. alls I gots to say is.. it is 100pct IMPOSSIBLE to be a White coach of a basketball team AND be racist.. I always harken back to Latrell Sprewell CHOKING his NBA professional coach PJ Carlissimo for calling him a nigger.. which is so utterly preposterous and impossible. he coached the black NY Knicks after coaching a New Jersey not far from NY college.. Seton Hall. I say again.. you CANNOT be a racist towards blacks and coach basketball. probably no sport outside skiing swimming and hockey but definitely not basketball.. ffs!! yeah sure of course it’s possible but you’d be the dumbest most pissed off racist in the world!! he probably shoulda said farm but at least he didn’t say… woodpile!

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