Published: Thu, November 15, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Fitchburg State basketball player suspended after dirty hit on Nichols College opponent

Fitchburg State basketball player suspended after dirty hit on Nichols College opponent

During a game against fellow NCAA Division III squad Nichols, Platt delivered a disgusting flagrant foul to an opponent, Nichols guard Nate Tenaglia. During a game against Nichols College on Tuesday, Platt threw a right elbow to the unshielded face of Nate Tenaglia. Platt was subsequently ejected. Late Tuesday night, Fitchburg State officials kicked Platt off the team and barred him from all school activities.

A MA college announced Wednesday that it was suspending a member of its basketball team after a viral video showed him elbowing another team's player during a game the day before. However, according to those in attendance, Platt was ejected; he had picked up a technical foul earlier in the game between the MA schools.

In the pantheon of great sports freak-outs and dirty plays, we have a new contender for a Top-5 spot thanks to Fitchburg State's Kewan Platt. "The case is being reviewed at the student conduct level for consideration of further sanctions", the university said in its statement.

Insane thing about this is, Kewan Platt was just selected Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

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The Crimson Tide is the defending national champion and Tua Tagovailoa and Co. have been stomping everyone in their path. During the past two weeks, Syracuse has seen their spot in the College Football Playoff rankings go from 19th to 12th.

'We are proud of the way our student-athletes handled the incident and that they did not allow it to escalate, ' Colvin added.

Nichols College spokesman Pete Divito sought to provide additional context to the altercation, telling ESPN that Tenaglia had guarded Platt throughout the game, leaving him frustrated. The MASCAC has also vacated his player of the week award. He has also been barred from the public university's campus in Fitchburg.

His behaviour is antithetical to our community values and good sportsmanship. "On behalf of the MASCAC and Fitchburg State, we apologise to the Nichols College student-athlete, the team and institution".

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