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Will Muschamp Apologizes For....What?

Florida Gator football coach Will Muschamp has issued a public apology, and I still can't believe what the kerfuffle is about:

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"I do want to apologize for my language on the sidelines the other night,'' Muschamp said. "That's not something that's going to be tolerated here at the University of Florida, first of all, by me and our program. That's certainly not representative of what this program and this university is about.'' 

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Muschamp was frustrated at the officials in Sunday's game over missing some calls he thought should have been penalties, and as football coaches are wont to do, he let the refs hear about it. Unfortunately, some of his tirade was picked up on one of ESPN's microphones, so viewers at home got a sneak-peek at how creative Muschamp is with his cursing.

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Even then, though, was anyone offended by what he said? We all know coaches curse a blue streak at officials all the time, and you don't have to be an expert at lip reading to understand some of the words coming out of coaches' (and players') mouths. The only difference here was Muschamp got caught saying those things on mic.

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Listen, if your 6-year-old child was in the room and overheard some strong language, I get that you wouldn't be too happy about it. But maybe you should think twice before having your child watching a sport where violence and sex are glamorized? Just think about all the messages being conveyed to children via football. There are crushing, hard hits. Beer commercials praising testosterone and manliness. Cheerleaders in skimpy outfits. The way I see it, curse words slipping through on occasion should be the least of people's worries.

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