Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen fined $50,000, suspended one game after rant

Ethan Miller

Wyoming will be without head coach Dave Christensen for one game due to this profane rant after the Air Force game.

The Wyoming Cowboys have suspended head coach Dave Christensen for one game, and fined him $50,000, for his profane laced rant after their game against the Air Force Falcons.

Cowboys athletic director Tom Burman announced his punishment for Christensen's post game behavior earlier on Monday:

"After a long and difficult week of consideration, I believed it was in the best interest of the University and our Athletics Department to take this action," said Burman. "The reputation of our University and of our athletics programs is of the upmost importance. Over the past week, I have reviewed the contract situation with our university legal department, I have spoken numerous times with President Buchanan and have consulted with other individuals in college athletics whom I respect.

"The other factor that was a very important consideration of mine was the well being of the young men in our football program. I think it is important to send the right message to them in terms of taking responsibility for your actions. This has been a difficult time for those young men. We hope that our fans will show their support for the team this coming weekend."

This should not come as a surprise since the video surfaced a few days after the Mountain West verbally reprimanded Christensen, due to his comments about how he felt Air Force was not playing by the rules when they took nearly 10 minutes to get the game going after Falcons starting quarterback Connor Dietz had to leave the game when his helmet came off.

Replacing Christensen while he is suspended for the week will be assistant head coach Pete Kaligis when the Cowboys go up against No. 21 Boise State this Saturday.

For those who missed it, here is the video, and once again it has quite a bit of language not suitable for children:

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