Texas head coach Charlie Strong apologized Thursday for a tweet he sent in January about his girlfriend and a teammate in which he described her as a “dirty slut.”
“I have always tried to be a gentleman and treat women with respect, but I was wrong,” Strong said in a statement to reporters.
In his tweet, Strong said he “cannot be a friend to someone who is a slut,” and that he had been “shocked and hurt” by the comments.”
My tweets were insensitive and offensive, and I regret that they have caused any discomfort or distress to any member of our football team.”
In his tweet, Strong said he “cannot be a friend to someone who is a slut,” and that he had been “shocked and hurt” by the comments.
In the tweet, which appeared on a football team Twitter account and was later removed, Strong described his girlfriend as a slut and said that “if she ever has a boyfriend, he will be in a hotel room with her and they will have sex.”
Strong apologized to the woman and his team, saying in the statement that he regretted the tweets and his words were “outrageous and inappropriate.”
He said he had not had sex with his girlfriend in years.
“The fact that she is a virgin does not excuse my actions,” he said.
“I never said she was a slut, and that is not what I said.
She is a person who has made some mistakes and has hurt herself, but as I have said repeatedly, I am sorry.”
Strong has been under fire for his handling of sexual assault allegations against several players, including former Texas quarterback Kenny Hill, who was accused of raping a student at a university party in 2016.
Strong has said he did nothing wrong.
Hill was found not guilty by reason of insanity and sentenced to 30 years in prison.