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A College Football Head Coach Has Been Suspended For 1 Week

Penalty flags lying on the field.

HADLEY, MA - SEPTEMBER 30: Penalty flags are seen on the field during the game between the Ohio Bobcats and the Massachusetts Minutemen at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Hadley, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

A college football head coach has been suspended for one week without pay for his inappropriate post-game comments.

UMass announced that head coach Mark Whipple is being suspended one week without pay for his post-game comments following his team's loss to Ohio on Saturday.

"UMass football head coach Mark Whipple suspended for one week without pay following Ohio postgame comments. DC Ed Pinkham will serve as acting head coach," UMass announced.

Whipple, 61, used the word "rape" when discussing the officiating. "UMass coach Mark Whipple suspended by school one week w/out pay when commenting about officials, saying “they raped us” after loss to Ohio. DC Ed Pinkham is acting head coach Saturday when UMass hosts USF. Whipple also must participate in a mandatory sensitivity program," Brett McMurphy tweeted.

Whipple has been the school's head coach since 2014. UMass is off to a 2-4 start this season.