After the Idaho Statesman’s Chadd Cripe and the GUARDIAN posted links Tuesday to a YOU TUBE video showing BSU coaches brandishing assault weapons at a Boise police SWAT training facility, the video has suddenly been removed from the YOU TUBE site “by the user.”
We talked to United Dairymen of Idaho spokesperson Cindy Miller Wednesday and she made it clear the Dairymen sponsor the “Bronco All Access” site, but have no control over the content. She said there was no issue regarding the sponsorship of the site. Coach Bryan Harsin appeared in the video saying the SWAT experience could be transferred directly to the gridiron when it came to split second decisions under pressure.
Boise Police Chief Mike Masterson sent a statement to the GUARDIAN extolling the merits of the SWAT team, saying the department was “proud to host” the team building exercise.
UPDATE 4:30 p.m.
Boise State Associate Athletic Director for communications at BSU sent us the following statement explaining the reason for deleting the video:
“Out of respect to the current situation in Ferguson, Mo., we have decided to remove the video from our social media sites.”
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