Fitchburg State suspends Kewan Platt for dirty play, bars him from campus

Annette Crawford
November 15, 2018

The player, who appears to be junior guard Kewan Platt, was caught on video throwing an elbow at Nichols sophomore guard Nate Tenaglia, who'd just attempted a 3-point shot from the corner. He is now averaging 24 points, 12.5 boards and 1.5 assists per game.

The dirtiest play in college basketball has already been decided a week into the season.

Platt checked to see if the baseline official was looking and then threw a forearm/elbow at Tenaglia's head. "We are aware that the Fitchburg State administration is handling the matter".

It's unclear what provoked Platt because neither Fitchburg State coach Titus Manderson nor athletic department spokeswoman Bettiann Michalik immediately returned messages left by Yahoo Sports.

You can check out the video of the incident in the link below. He took the blow from Platt after releasing a three-pointer - which he drained, according to the box score.

Platt actually finished as Fitchburg State's leading scorer, but in fitting fashion his team lost the game. We are proud of the way our student-athletes handled the incident and that they did not allow it to escalate. "The case is being reviewed at the student conduct level for consideration of further sanctions", the university said in its statement. The MASCAC has also vacated his player of the week award.

Nichols went on to win the Division III matchup 84-75. His behaviour goes against the MASCAC's mission which includes good sportsmanship. "We're very happy that the Nichols College student-athlete involved in the incident, Nate Tenaglia, was unharmed and able to finish the contest", it said.

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