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UMass suspends football coach after 'rape' comment in postgame remarks

UMass suspends football coach after 'rape' comment in postgame remarks

The University of Massachusetts suspended football coach Mark Whipple for one week without pay Sunday, following his angry postgame remarks in which he used the word "rape" to describe the lack of a penalty call during Saturday's 58-42 loss to Ohio.

"We had a chance there with 16 down and they rape us, and he picks up the flag," Whipple said when discussing game officials' decision not to call a pass-interference penalty on a play featuring UMass receiver Andy Isabella.

Athletic director Ryan Bamford denounced the comments in a statement.

"On behalf of our department, I deeply apologize for the comments made by head coach Mark Whipple on Saturday...

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