NCAAB goon of the day goes to Oregon State forward Jarmal Reid for intentionally tripping a referee.
What’s even more shocking about this incident is that Reid acts like he did nothing wrong after the referee reprimands him for a flagrant 2 and subsequent ejection.
When have you ever seen something like this before? It’s so obvious that Reid did this intentionally, there’s really no defending the action. Okay, heat of the moment in a competitive conference game, emotions are going to run high. But to take your frustrations out on a referee strolling by? Really?
Oregon State would lose Reid, and the game, falling 59-53 to Utah. He has been suspended a minimum of 4 games.
Reid’s actions were certainly embarrassing, but he actually doesn’t seem like a bad kid. After the game, Reid stated, “First and foremost, I would like to apologize to Oregon State University, Beaver Nation, the Pac-12 Conference, my family, my coaching staff and teammates, and the game officials,” Reid said. “I’m well aware that my actions not only embarrassed my family, but also the university and the Oregon State basketball program.”
Seems like a pretty standard response originated by the PR guy for Oregon State but at least he took the high road.
See you in 4 games, Jarmal.