TCU assistant AD apologizes for remarks about the Texas A&M bonfire tragedy

Submitted by Cold War on February 21st, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Featherston “shared a link” on the social media website that was commenting on A&M’s plans to leave 12 seats empty in its renovated stadium to honor the 12 students who died in the bonfire collapse in 1999.

Featherston posted a message he said he didn’t write “but could have.”

The message 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.”

The message concludes: “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.”

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/02/21/5589881/tcu-ad-apologizes-his-f…

Comments

LSAClassOf2000

February 21st, 2014 at 9:14 PM ^

"In his apology posted to Facebook on Friday afternoon, Featherston said the remark was in bad taste and should not have been re-posted. Featherston was not available for further comment, a TCU athletics spokesman said."

If he said that he "could have" written that post, which seems to indicate agreement with its rather warped sentiment, then something tells me that Greg Featherston might not be available for comment for quite some time at this point, even if by some stretch TCU did not remove him from his position. 

UMxWolverines

February 22nd, 2014 at 12:15 AM ^

A little bit of what he said was right though. Actual structural engineers told them that what they were doing wouldn't work but they kept on building. It was negligence.

And the way they take it as a ''sign'' that 12 people died because of negligence because of the whole 12th man thing is really sick. 

 

PizzaHaus

February 21st, 2014 at 9:39 PM ^

I agree with the key point, which is that it wasn't just a "tragedy" - they were utterly negligent, and they have definitely whitewashed that point over the years.