American Athletic Conference suspends Memphis’ Shaq Goodwin
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The American Athletic Conference has suspended Memphis senior forward Shaq Goodwin one game for violating the league’s sportsmanship code for apparently tripping an opponent while sitting on the bench during a loss to South Carolina.
Memphis said in a statement that Goodwin will miss Tuesday night’s game against Nicholls State. Athletic officials said this resolves the matter.
Video showed Goodwin apparently tripping Sindarius Thornwell while sitting on the Memphis bench when Thornwell fell into the Tigers after trying to block a shot. Goodwin appeared to grab Thornwell’s foot when he tried to head back down court during South Carolina’s 86-76 win.
Memphis coach Josh Pastner said Monday he called South Carolina coach Frank Martin and apologized for the incident.