Player apologizes for violent hit caught on video
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts college basketball player caught on video throwing a forearm into the face of an opposing player who had just taken a shot has apologized.
The Telegram & Gazette reports that Kewan Platt, who was suspended from the Fitchburg State basketball team and told to stay off campus, said on Instagram on Thursday that “What I did is totally unacceptable and not justified in any way.”
Platt is seen in the video throwing his arm into the face of Nichols player Nate Tenaglia during the NCAA Division III game Tuesday.
Tenaglia crumples to the floor and Platt is assessed a technical. Tenaglia stayed in the game. Nichols won 84-75.
Fitchburg State in a statement said Platt’s behavior “is antithetical to our community values and good sportsmanship.”
Campus police are investigating.
Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com