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Slur incident at VMI sets WVU's Stewart on defensive

Updated: January 4, 2008, 8:33 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

West Virginia administrators on Thursday defended their new football coach, expressing complete satisfaction with Bill Stewart's explanation for his use of a racial slur at Virginia Military Institute 11 years ago.

At practice in 1996, Stewart used a racial slur aimed at a black player, who was, according to the then-VMI head coach, "hot dogging and show boating."

Stewart called him over for a private conversation, one-on-one in a low voice. Stewart said he told the ...

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