College Football Coach Suspended For Hitler Comment
A college football coach was suspended for his Hitler comment this week.
During an interview, one local football coach suggested that he would be interested in having dinner with Adolf Hitler.
Grand Valley State University offensive coordinator Morris Berger recently sat down with Grand Valley student paper The Lanthorn.
During the interview, Berger was asked which three historical personalities he would want to have dinner with.
Berger responded with John F. Kennedy, Christopher Columbus, and Hitler.
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“This is probably not going to get a good review, but I’m going to say Adolf Hitler,” Berger said.
“It was obviously very sad and he had bad motives, but the way he was able to lead was second-to-none.
“How he rallied a group and a following, I want to know how he did that. Bad intentions of course, but you can’t deny he wasn’t a great leader.”
After an outpouring of criticism, Grand Valley State released a statement on the matter.
“The comments made by Offensive Coordinator Morris Berger, as reported in The Lanthorn student newspaper, do not reflect the values of Grand Valley State University,” the statement said.
“Berger has been suspended and the university is conducting a thorough investigation.”
It remains to be seen if Berger will face any other punishment beyond this initial suspension.
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