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UPDATE: Jim Harbaugh's Official Statement

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By GLAAD |
December 4, 2009

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Yesterday, some media outlets and GLAAD constituents reported on a YouTube video of Stanford's football coach, Jim Harbaugh, swearing at an official. The video appears to show Harbaugh screaming an anti-gay slur.

After reaching out to Stanford, Harbaugh told GLAAD that he did curse but did not use an anti-gay slur. He also said that an official statement would be forthcoming.

Today, Stanford sent GLAAD an official release.

Statement from Head Coach Jim Harbaugh

“I would like to state unequivocally the alleged anti-gay remark that some have attributed to me did not come from my mouth and any such assertion is hurtful to me, members of my family and the gay community.  Those who know me know I never use slurs under any circumstances; the bias reflected by spiteful slurs is simply not in my heart.”

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