College basketball player viciously elbows opponent in the face midgame

College basketball player viciously elbows opponent in the face midgame

The video's insane. Fitchburg State was playing Nichols College (both D-III teams) Tuesday night in MA. when FSU's star Kewan Platt intentionally elbowed Nate Tenaglia. sending him to the deck. Platt was subsequently ejected. The player involved has been indefinitely suspended from the team and barred from campus, effective immediately. Nicholls College won the game 84-75, the paper reported. "On behalf of the MASCAC and Fitchburg State, we have apologized to the Nichols College student-athlete, the team and institution". Tenaglia is then seen writhing in pain, video shows.

Insane thing about this is, Kewan Platt was just selected Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week. 'Fitchburg State does not tolerate behavior that violates those standards.

Something you rarely, if ever, worry about on the basketball court is someone trying to take your head off a good two or three seconds after shooting a three-pointer, but that's what happened in a D-III college hoops game between Fitchburg State and Nichols.

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. "We are appalled by the actions of the student-athlete".

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"In addition, the case is under review by Fitchburg State for consideration of further sanctions", MASCAC officials tweeted. He has also been barred from the public university's campus in Fitchburg.

"The best we can gather was that it was frustration", Divito said about Platt's elbow. The MASCAC has also vacated his player of the week award.

A Fitchburg State basketball player has been suspended after knocking an opposing Nichols College player to the ground with a nasty elbow shot.

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