Police charge basketball player for attacking opponent
Less than 24 hours after the incident, police announced charges against a Memphis Tigers basketball player who appeared to have stabbed an opponent after a Women’s NIT game Thursday night.
On Friday, Bowling Green State University police announced that senior Memphis security guard Jamira Shutes has been charged with assault on unpleasant incident following the loss of the Tigers by the Falcon hosts at the Stroh Center on the Ohio campus.
“Following an unsubstantiated physical incident that occurred Thursday after a WNIT home game, the Bowling Green State University Police Department charged a member of the Memphis women’s basketball team with assault,” Bowling Green said in a statement. Commercial attractiveness.
It is curious that Shutes’ troubles may not end there.
“In addition, BSSU in athletics conducts its own check,” the university said in a statement. “Violence is never acceptable and our priority remains the health, safety and support of our student-athlete who is recovering and doing well.”
Bowling Green said the investigation is ongoing and the City Attorney is involved.
“This is an active investigation with the Bowling Green Attorney’s Office and there are no further comments at this time,” the university said.
Shuts was caught on national television when he sucker Punch Bowling Green Senior Guard Elissa Brett during the handshake after the end of the game.
The Falcons had just beaten Memphis 73–60 in the WNIT Round of 16.
You can see this “ugly, ugly” incident for yourself below:
BGSU Women’s Basketball makes it to the WNIT Final 8 after defeating Memphis, but sadly, that will eclipse the headlines.
Ugly, ugly scene in line for a handshake. The Memphis player hit Elissa Brett. Just brutal. pic.twitter.com/2hptXYBEtj
— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) March 24, 2023
When Shuts and Brett out Australia, meeting in line for a handshake, they exchanged words before Shuts appeared to hit Brett. The Bowling Green guard then fell to the floor near the secretary’s desk.
Memphis said in a statement Friday that it is cooperating fully with the Bowling Green police, Commercial Letter said.
She should be charged with assault and a hate crime. You know what would happen if it were the other way around.
— Four by Four Philly Sports (@Drew40683012) March 24, 2023
As for what initially triggered the outbreak, Memphis and others reported that Schutes was hit in the face in the first quarter after Brett and Falcons teammate Sophie Dzikan double-teamed. The latter is said to have inadvertently hit a Memphis defender while diving for a lost ball.
Shuts left the game due to injury and did not return until the second half.
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The fifth year, who was the Tigers’ leading scorer this year, finished the game with 13 points.
Brett, also a senior, finished the game with 15 points.
As Shutes waits to see what’s next, the Falcons prepare to take on the Florida Gators in the next round of WNIT on Monday night.
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