Soddy-Daisy High principal apologizes for athletic director's 'blame the girls' comments as students and parents come to his defense

Soddy-Daisy baseball coach Jared Hensley laughs after the home plate conference during their prep baseball game against Rhea County at Soddy-Daisy High School on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.

Soddy-Daisy High School Principal Steven Henry has apologized for comments made by the school's athletic director Jared Hensley in a video broadcast to the student body earlier this week.

Speaking about a dress code policy on athletic shorts (which students are not allowed to wear at the school), Hensley said, "If you really want someone to blame, blame the girls. Because they pretty much ruin everything. They ruin the dress code, they ruin well, ask Adam. Look at Eve. That's really all you really gotta get to, OK. You can really go back to the beginning of time. So, it'll be like that the rest of your life. Get used to it, keep your mouth shut, suck it up [and] follow the rules."