Creighton’s McDermott Reinstated After ‘Plantation’ Remark

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Creighton has lifted coach Greg McDermott’s suspension for making racially insensitive remarks to his players during a postgame talk.

McDermott twice used the term “plantation” as part of an analogy urging team unity. He apologized but was suspended last Thursday. Athletic director Bruce Rasmussen says the coach understands that forgiveness must be earned and he is willing to work for it.

McDermott will become active in a campus program designed to help participants better understand racism and create change.

He will return for this week’s Big East Tournament and the NCAA Tournament that begins next week.