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A high school coach in Alabama who was caught on tape  ranting against Michelle Obama’s effort to promote low-calorie school lunches – claiming that the size of her posterior gives her no right to do so – has been suspended without pay for 10 days for his comments.

“Fat butt Michelle Obama,” said Bob Grisham, the head football coach of Lauderdale County High School in Rogersville, in remarks that were secretly recorded by one of his students. “Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.” [Scroll down to listen.]

Grisham, who was suspended Monday and ordered to take sensitivity training, is neither the first nor the most high-profile person to feel moved to comment on the first lady’s physique. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has repeatedly called her Michelle “My Butt” Obama. And Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, the Wisconsin Republican, issued an apology after he was caught commenting on her “large posterior.” (Grisham has also said he misspoke.)

In the 90-second audio clip recorded on Monday and later obtained by the Times Daily, the coach could be heard saying that “fat butt Michelle Obama” is responsible for the lighter, 600-calorie school lunches. Another voice is heard in the background referring to the president’s wife as “big fat gorilla.” Grisham continues his tirade, telling his audience that Mrs. Obama looks like she weighs 185 or 190 pounds and appears overweight. The coach then goes on a rant about how the country is going in the wrong direction and says several times that he doesn’t ‘believe in queers’ and doesn’t like “queers.”

“I don’t hate them as a person but what they do is wrong, it’s an abomination against God,” Grisham said. “I don’t like being around queers.”

Grisham has since told the TimesDaily that he misspoke in a debate-style discussion about the state of the country.

In addition to the suspension and training, the board also removed Grisham from teaching his psychology class.

Listen to his rant below.

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7 thoughts on “LISTEN: Coach Suspended Over Michelle Obama Butt Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! an incredible article dude. Thank you Nonetheless I’m experiencing subject with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone getting identical rss problem? Anybody who is aware of kindly respond. Thnkx

  2. Funny how when a white woman has a round or big derriere the men are drooling over it, want to insure it and take pictures but a black woman have the same round ass their white counterparts have and they have BIG BUTTS and over weight but this country has evolved from where it use to be. Yeah right. Excuse me COACH but you don’t look like you have a six pack yourself and could use those 600 calorie meals.

    • ROTFL I would have to agree with you on the six pack and him needing those 600 calorie meals. He is ignorant and what she is doing is trying to help ensure kids are healthy. We live in a very obese country and it didn’t use to be like this. Oh and the gay comment was soooooo not needed. I am queer and proud of it. I refuse to live my life as if I am some hermit-crab just because people like him do not agree with what I am doing.

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