Texas A&M suspended two assistant football coaches today without pay for two weeks following a sexist presentation during an event which was billed as "Chalk Talk For Women" and was aimed at educating female fans about football.
The coaches who made the sexist presentation were Jeff Banks and Jim Turner. Banks is Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends coach while Turner coaches the offensive line.
Not only did the slides of the presentation contain inappropriate sexual humor, but the event also gave attendees a parody version of the Aggie War Hymn. According to Scout’s report, the parody version went like this:
We are Aggie women
We are filled with estrogen
Hullabaloo, canek, canek, and back again
Maroon & white are the colors we love
We are putting down our dish towels
And taking off our gloves
No more Lysol or Cascade
We want to score Touchdowns
And walk in the parade
We are Aggie women & this is our song
Come on...bring it on...no more thong
Hullabaloo..caneck..caneck..and so on
Rivals.com’s Anwar Richardson tweeted out the pictures he received from the event.
I received four pics from the Texas A&M Talk Chalk event on Wednesday. Here is Pic #1 pic.twitter.com/kE6nLEgClB— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) July 29, 2016
It appears as though the suspensions will start immediately, meaning that the coaches will likely miss the start of Fall Camp, but it will have no effect on the A&M coaching staff when Bruins visit College Station to start the season on September 3rd.