North Carolina coach apologizes for comment to female reporter

UNC football coach Larry Fedora apologized to a reporter at ACC Media Days after remarking she doesn't realize how young men develop because she's a female.

Brooke Pryor of the North State Journal posted a transcript of the Q&A session on Twitter, which showed Fedora's reply to her question about how cornerback Des Lawrence had matured.

What's a media day without a little mansplaining?

— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) July 21, 2016

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This coach's answer included this statement: "For a woman, you don't realize it, there's a huge growing process for a young man from 17 to 21, 22 years old."

After Fedora finished his remarks, Pryor said: "To your point, women also mature from 17 to 22. I'd like to think I'm not still 17 here."

To which Fedora replied: "I've got three daughters but I haven't gotten to that point."

Pryor called it "a horrible moment" but said Fedora apologized to her after the session, and team spokesman Kevin Best confirmed it to The Associated Press.

Just talked to Fedora. To his credit, he apologized and said he never should've said it.

— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) July 21, 2016

Mansplaining still sucks and it was still a horrible moment for me and everyone else there, but I appreciate him taking time to apologize

— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) July 21, 2016