Coach fired for Dolphins bullying scandal now in trouble at Texas A&M

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Jim Turner, the Dolphins offensive line coach who was fired for his role in a bullying scandal that embroiled the team, spent two years out of football after losing his job in Miami. This offseason he was hired at Texas A&M, where it didn’t take him long to get in trouble again.

Texas A&M has suspended Turner and tight ends coach Jeff Banks for two weeks without pay, and ordered them to complete 20 hours of community service, for inappropriate comments they made at an event for female fans.

Among the issues that surfaced at the event were changes to the school’s fight song, which presented lyrics including “We are Aggie women/We are filled with estrogen” and “We are putting down our dish towels/And taking off our gloves.”

The coaches also gave the women tips on playing football that were filled with sexual double entendres like “No penetration,” “Never bend over,” and “Don’t end up on your back.”

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin quickly moved to suspend Turner and Banks after reports of the sexist comments surfaced.

“There is absolutely no place in our program or in our University community for inappropriate conduct or degrading comments towards women, or anyone, regardless of intent,” Sumlin said in a statement.

Turner was fired after an NFL-commissioned investigation found that he fostered an atmosphere in which Dolphins offensive linemen Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey regularly bullied teammate Jonathan Martin. Among the inappropriate actions Turner is alleged to have taken during his tenure as Dolphins offensive line coach was buying inflatable sex dolls for players as Christmas presents. Turner filed a defamation lawsuit against Ted Wells, the lawyer who led the NFL’s investigation.

Turner and Banks issued a joint statement in which they said, “We clearly understand now that our comments and slides were not appropriate or consistent with the values of our football program.”

58 responses to “Coach fired for Dolphins bullying scandal now in trouble at Texas A&M

  1. When you’ve spent time on a college campus around football players and coeds, the last thing on your mind is innocent little girls. But you still have to pretend that they are, when you’re speaking in public. Words speak louder than actions.

  2. He was the one who made sexually suggestive comments on the Hard Knocks TV show 5 years ago, as well. He seems to lack the judgement of knowing what is inappropriate and when to censor. There seems to be a recurring theme.

  3. Eventually everyone will will be boring little robots afraid that the Gestapo, KGB, or PC police will arrest them for use of outlawed words.

  4. I’m guessing that he didn’t quite get the point of the sensitivity training class.

  5. “inappropriate actions Turner is alleged to have taken during his tenure as Dolphins offensive line coach was buying inflatable sex dolls for players as Christmas presents”

    OMG say it ain’t so…. I think everybody’s offended by something except me.

  6. Buying sex dolls for his players was ingenious. they then wouldnt have to go to Miami nightclubs,find women and sexually assault them. the dolls were perfect remedy for the young mens highly active libidos and kept the women safe.

  7. I’m sure that 20 hours of community service will straighten this jackass right up. No future issues for sure.

  8. It looks like Kevin Sumlin has paid attention to the fallout caused by Baylor’s football program.

  9. Of course supporters are blaming political correctness, instead of the despicable behavior that brought about the discipline.

    Some people will never get it. Let them go work for the Trump campaign, where their acts would be applauded.

  10. ariani1985 says:
    Jul 30, 2016 7:51 AM

    looks like your typical Ra-Ra blowhard!
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    Marine veteran – United States Marine Corp infantry officer 1990-1994

    hardly a blow-hard

  11. Why did they hire the idiot in the first place? It is obvious that he couldn’t avoid being a jerk around adults. Did they think having him around college students would somehow make him better? Typical of the neanderthal mindset of too many men. The rest of us have to try to make up for the subset of jerks out there.

  12. This guy needs a job that doesn’t entail working with other people. He’s failed at that at his last two stops. Time for a new career.

  13. thetwilightsown says:
    Jul 30, 2016 6:37 AM

    Obviously – since Ted Wells was involved at some point – this was designed to screw over the poor, victimized Patriots
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    Crybaby patsies are always trying to make every article about them. Guilt is a cruel mistress.

  14. bobnelsonjr says:
    Jul 30, 2016 8:23 AM

    Eventually everyone will will be boring little robots afraid that the Gestapo, KGB, or PC police will arrest them for use of outlawed words.
    _________________

    Makes me wonder how you’d like your mother, wife, girlfriend, sister to be spoken to and about. Courtesy and respect are not PC. They’re traits of a developed society.

  15. johnnybuc says:

    I’m sure the Donald’s campaign people are offering them both permanent positions on his staff.
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    Yeah, we know flaming liberal men have never degraded women.

  16. “he fostered an atmosphere in which Dolphins offensive linemen Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey regularly bullied teammate Jonathan Martin.”

    Actually, according to most online message boards, the whole thing was Jonathan martin’s fault.

  17. He has latent issues regarding women and dominance. Red flags all over this guy’s psychological profile.

  18. Yes, this guy is an idiot and needs to understand that saying things like this PUBLICLY is dumb and puts him at risk for further scrutiny and termination but spare me the faux-outrage and holier than thou commentary.

    I bet 100% of you have at least thought to yourselves about changing lyrics to a song to offend a certain segment of society.

  19. qdog112 says:
    Jul 30, 2016 9:13 AM

    Of course supporters are blaming political correctness, instead of the despicable behavior that brought about the discipline.

    Some people will never get it. Let them go work for the Trump campaign, where their acts would be applauded.
    __________________________________

    Get over your thin-skinned self. I hope you never watch many of the shows out there on TV like Family Guy or any of the comedians/comediennes out there. Your head would explode.

  20. there were probably a majority of males and females that found it funny. unfortunately, it’s the vocal minority that our society now panders to. perception is now driving reality. nice job media

  21. Darn it, I thought all my sexist jokes were original! Difference is though, Jimbo, I wouldn’t make them in any official coaching capacity, let alone an event designed specifically for women!

    Save your humor for the next senior-citizens kegger.

  22. What’s with all the Trump comments? Like Clinton wasn’t a complete womanizer who’s “how I met Hillary” story was even creepy by today’s feminist standards. Oh, cause being a part of the “rape culture” is worse than actual misogyny?

  23. It’s incredible how some folks try to apply the “Political correctness run amok/sensitive babies easily offended today” routine to absolutely anything. Any decent person would have objected to this in the 1950’s, much less today.

  24. lewsblues says:
    Marine veteran – United States Marine Corp infantry officer 1990-1994

    hardly a blow-hard
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    He said “Ra Ra”, not “Oooo Ra”, Capt. Jack

    Jeez, way to toot your own horn about being an ex-Marine.

    And yes, I know what I just said there 😉

  25. The Clintons could show him how to get away with rape, treason, and stealing $200 billion with a criminal crime family foundation.

  26. Welcome to the “New America”, pretty soon people will get jailed for looking the wrong way.

    “double entendres like “No penetration,” “Never bend over,” and “Don’t end up on your back.”

    All justifiable Coaching tips… COME ON!
    Face it, sexual harassment depends on how good looking the guy is saying it, and how militant the Woman is..
    From one person, it is a compliment, for another it isn’t, I heard that comment directly from a Woman in HR a number of years back, she followed it with a little giggle from her and her friend she told it to, followed by an agreement……

  27. 2 points: one, Turner was the league’s fall guy for the Richie Incognito matter. The idea of Turner being responsible for the actions of grown men, all multi-millionaires, is laughable. But the NFL safeguards its image more than any organization known to man so someone had to take the fall.

    Two, despite the foregoing, Turner was really wrong to have done what he did at A&M with those comments laden with sexual innuendo. It sounds that he has been punished appropriately. Take your lumps Mr. Turner and sin no more.

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