An incident in a DIII basketball game on Tuesday night is being called the dirtiest play basketball fans will see all season, and we’re only a week in.
Fitchburg State’s Kewan Platt was angry at a non-call at the other end of the court and decided to take his frustration out on shooter Nate Tenaglia. Platt looked to ensure the official wasn’t watching, and leveled Tenaglia with an elbow that left him on the floor.
Also, some context: The Fitchburg State player was pissed about a no-call at the other end. Bottom right corner. pic.twitter.com/rXNEvoKkwW— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) November 14, 2018
Initially it was reported that Platt didn’t get penalized or ejected for the hit, but full video of the incident confirmed that a second official saw the shot and booted him from the game. Condemnation of the incident was so widespread that the school took action,
NEW: Fitchburg State has indefinitely suspended Kewan Platt and barred him from campus effective immediately. “His behavior is antithetical to our community values and good sportsmanship.” Platt is a junior and was the team’s leading scorer with 21 ppg. @NBC10Boston https://t.co/qXgznHWOAi— Perry Russom NBC10 Boston (@PerryNBCBoston) November 14, 2018
Platt has not spoken publicly about the incident at this time.