Further Statement by Athletic Director on Firing Ron English

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

A further statement from Eastern Michigan's Athletic Director, Heather Lyke about her decision on firing Ron English.

UPDATE: The Detroit News released the full audio of the rant that ultimately led to Ron English being fired.

If you haven't read the original statement made by Athletic Director Heather Lyke yesterday, click HERE to read it before reading onto the additional text.

Here is Lyke's further statement released today:

"I received a tape of a situation in which Coach English had addressed the team and used wholly inappropriate language. We hold our coaches and staff to higher of professionalism and conduct and there is no place, particularly in a student environment, where this language is appropriate. The statements made by Coach English are absolutely unacceptable. My decision to make a change in leadership of our football program was the culmination of a lot of factors including the comprehensive review of our program, the competitive performance and this tape. Our primary interest is in the well being and success of our student-athletes and this will continue to be our priority in every decision we make and every action we take. My focus moving forward is on the quality of our student-athletes' experience as well as the search process for the next leader of our football program."

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