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Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has apologized for using the term ''retarded'' in response to a question about his team's ranking in the BCS standings that determine which teams play for the national championship.
Fisher said Monday the present system ''stinks'' and when asked about Florida State's being 10th behind three Southeastern Conference teams with two losses, he asked ''how retarded is it?''
A few hours later, Fisher apologized. He said that it's not the way he thinks and he didn't mean to offend anyone.
The word ''retarded'' and its variations are considered hurtful to many and was targeted by the Special Olympics a few years go to end its use. Sometimes meaning stupid or foolish, the term has long been considered offensive.
The Seminoles (9-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) are ranked No. 10 nationally. They have just one win over a ranked team, Clemson, and two victories over lower divis...
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Florida State Seminoles head football coach Jimbo Fisher has issued an apology for "a poor choice of words" during a rant in which he called the BCS system "retarded."
Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher expressed his discontent with the BCS when he was told that some of the computer polls have the Seminoles ranked behind some teams with 4 or 5 losses. Fisher responded to the comment rhetorically by saying, “How retarded is that?”He wasn’t finished though. He continued on by saying that the BCS “stinks” and declared some of the...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher apologized Monday for using the term "retarded" in response to a question about his team's ranking in the BCS standings that determine which teams play for the national championship.
After being asked about Florida State's being 10th in the BCS behind three Southeastern Conference teams with two losses...
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