A college basketballer studying, no joke, criminal justice has delivered the dirtiest hit of the season.
Obviously, Division III basketball doesn't have the benefit of video replay, so the flagrant contact wasn't reviewed during the game. Fitchburg State's previous possession ended with Platt attempting an ill-advised step-back 3-pointer that sailed several feet over the rim, perhaps leaving him frustrated enough to make a poor decision seconds later.
Initial rumblings on social media indicated that Platt was not called for a foul, but ESPN's Myron Medcalf reports that several people in attendance say Platt was ejected after picking up a technical foul earlier in the game.More news: Libya could hold elections next spring: Italy's foreign minister
"The Fitchburg State community is appalled by the conduct displayed during Tuesday night's home basketball game", the school said in a statement.
Fitchburg State, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, announced Platt has been suspended indefinitely from the team and barred from campus effectively immediately.
Nichols College said Tenaglia was unhurt. In addition, the case is under review by Fitchburg State for consideration of further sanctions. Tenaglia hit his three prior to taking the malicious shot to the face, giving Nichols a 13-point lead at the time.More news: Best USB-C adapters and cables for iPad Pro (2018)
"The MASCAC and Fitchburg State University take this incident very seriously".
Platt was recently honored with the Conference Player of the Week Award. "The Nichols College student-athlete involved was able to complete the game, and we continue to monitor his health". "His behavior is antithetical to our community values and good sportsmanship".More news: Djokovic beats Zverev, eyes ATP Finals semis