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PSU Coach Chambers Suspended 1 Game For Shoving Player During Loss At Michigan [VIDEO]

Was the suspension warranted?

January 04, 2019 - 9:03 pm
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(97.1 The Ticket) -- Penn State has suspended head basketball coach Pat Chambers for one game after shoving a player during the team's 68-55 loss at Michigan Thursday night.

Chambers will have to sit out Sunday's home game against Wisconsin after Thursday's incident in which he shoved freshman guard Myles Dread in the chest during a timeout.

Chambers addressed the incident at the end of his postgame press conference, saying he had apologized to Dread and that he was simply challenging him. Chambers says he has known Dread "forever," since he committed to Penn State as a sophomore in high school and that he "absolutely loves" Dread.

“Hopefully I’ll do it a different way next time. No -- not hopefully -- I will do it a different way next time," Chambers said. "But he’s a great kid.”

 

In a released statement Friday Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour said she had spoken with Chambers and called his actions unacceptable.

“His actions were unacceptable, which he recognized, and he apologized to Myles Dread last night and his family today," Barbour said in the statement. "His actions do not reflect the values of Penn State and the expectations we set for our programs and must not occur again. Pat and I agree his actions were unacceptable.”

The Nittany Lions are off to a 7-7 start in Chambers's seventh season as coach.