The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced today that Jackson State head football coach Rick Comegy has been reprimanded for his comments made during the SWAC’s weekly coaches/media teleconference on Monday, October 8, 2007.
After investigating the comments made by Coach Comegy and an intensive review of SWAC bylaws and regulations, the appropriate recourse at this time is a letter of reprimand from the Conference office. While this reprimand does not include a suspension, future incidents could result in a fine and/or suspension from athletic competition.
“For this particular situation, SWAC policy has determined that a public reprimand is the appropriate course of action,” said interim commissioner Duer Sharp.
The Conference has spoken with Comegy, who has apologized for his comments to Southern University and the City of Baton Rouge. The Conference has also addressed this issue with the leadership and athletic departments of both Jackson State and Southern Universities.
The Southwestern Athletic Conference holds its coaches and administrators to the highest standards and we expect them to conduct themselves in a way which brings creditability and professionalism to the Conference.