Shark Suspended for Racial Remark
PHOENIX (AP) _ The NHL suspended San Jose Sharks defenseman Bryan Marchment for one game Tuesday because of ``an offensive comment″ to a Vancouver Canucks player.
Marchment served the suspension Tuesday night, sitting out the Sharks’ game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
During the second period of a 5-2 victory over the Canucks on Saturday in San Jose, Marchment called Donald Brashears, who is black, a ``monkey.″
``Mr. Marchment has admitted making the remark,″ NHL hockey operations director Colin Campbell said. ``While we accept that there was no inappropriate intent on Mr. Marchment’s part, we cannot excuse the conduct.″