TCU assistant athletic director Greg Featherston apologized Friday for his negative Facebook comments about Texas A&M’s plans to honor the 12 fans people who died in the 1999 bonfire tragedy.
Featherston shared a link to a story about A&M’s plans to leave 12 seats open in the renovated stadium to honor the 12 students who died in the infamous 1999 bonfire collapse. Featherston then quoted some negative commentary about the tragedy and said he agreed with it.
The commentary said in part:
“If the number of students that were victims of what amounted to drunken, negligent homicide on the part of that cow college didn’t match so perfectly with the cult’s favorite number, I doubt you would have seen anything like this done.”
“See, this way it’s a passive tragedy that “happened” rather than an active atrocity that was committed. This fits into the real aggy honor code of lying, cheating, and stealing.”
After receiving backlash for the story, Featherston apologized on his Facebook page.
“It was not my intention to disrespect the fallen students or minimize the magnitude of the disaster,” Featherston concludes in his apology. “I sincerely apologize for the my lapse in judgment with regard to the re-post.”
The Star-Telegram also says TCU issued a statement distancing themselves from Featherston’s comments.
If that’s how the man feels, he should have just stood by his statement instead of apologizing. Maybe he was just trying to protect his job.