Backlash over a columnist’s criticism of UMN coach Jerry Kill

Star Tribune sports columnist Jim Souhan has been taking guff over a column Sunday in which he stated that University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill should no longer be leading the program because of his epilepsy.

Now the media blog jimromanesko.com has posted an apology by Star Tribune editor Nancy Barnes.

The main snippet:

On behalf of the Star Tribune, I apologize. In no way did we intend to suggest that people with epilepsy, or other disabilities, should be hidden away. Nor did we intend to be callous or insensitive to their struggles.

MPR News blogger Bob Collins is all over the backlash — and responses by Souhan and the news media since the uproar.