VIDEO: Local D-III College Basketball Player Suspended After In-Game Cheap Shot
If you have been on Twitter, or have been searching social media, chances are you have seen the video of one of the biggest cheap shots you will ever see in a college basketball game -- especially at the Division III level.
During a home game against Nichols College on Tuesday night, Fitchburg State's Kewan Platt was ejected after hitting Nate Tengalia of Nichols College with a vicious forearm that left Tengalia on the ground following a 3-point attempt. Tengalia made the the shot.
On Wednesday afternoon, Fitchburg State University released a statement saying that Platt, who was recently named the MASCAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week, was suspended indefinitely and barred from campus.
"The Fitchburg State community is appalled by the conduct displayed during Tuesday night’s home basketball game,” the school said in a statement released on Wednesday. “The player involved has been indefinitely suspended from the team and barred from campus, effective immediately. His behavior is antithetical to our community values and good sportsmanship. Fitchburg State does not tolerate behavior that violates those standards. The case is being reviewed at the student conduct level for consideration of further sanctions.”
Reports have stated that Platt was getting agitated with officials who missed a call on the other end of the court, which lead to the horrific elbow thrown. Be that as it may, the play was absolutely unacceptable.
Nichols went on to win the game 84-75.