University of Wisconsin-Whitewater head football coach Lance Leipold apologized to the Royal Purple, the campus newspaper, for his use of inappropriate language to a reporter and his banning of the newspaper from covering the team. Leipold 's reaction came from Michael Daly's (pictured) editorial .
Leipold initially decided that no one from the student-run newspaper could call anyone associated with the football program unless he approved. He also stated that coaches or players would not be allowed to answer questions from the student reporters during the 2009 season.
"The door is shut," Leipold said. "Go cover soccer. I have (head coach) Greg Henschel's number. I'm sure that will be fun."
Leipold has backed off of his comments, apologized and promised to cooperate with the Royal Purple in the future.