STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — On Sunday, Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart was suspended 3 games for pushing a Texas Tech fan in Saturday’s loss.
“Mr. Smart’s actions were a clear violation of the Big 12 Conference’s Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Policy,” Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement. “Such behavior has no place in athletics, and will not be tolerated. I appreciate the efforts of Oklahoma State University athletics director Mike Holder in addressing this matter, and believe this is an appropriate response to an inappropriate action.”
Smart apologized for his actions in a Sunday evening press conference.
Oklahoma head coach Travis Ford said that Smart is going to learn from this incident to become a better person and player and said that the sophomore who turned down millions to come back to school to play for another year should not be judged based solely on this incident. Fo
Ford repeatedly emphasized that though all of Smart’s good outweighed the bad that has come from the incident, nothing excuses Smart’s actions.
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