PSU suspends Chambers for one game

From Mirror reports

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has suspended men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers for Sunday night’s game at home against Wisconsin because he pushed one of his players on Thursday night in a loss at Michigan.

During a timeout, Chambers reached out and shoved guard Myles Dread with 10:52 left in the first half of a game the Nittany Lions lost, 68-55. It was caught on camera by ESPN, which televised the game live.

“Coach Chambers and I have spoken about what occurred during the Michigan game and he is very remorseful,” Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour sa-id in a statement released Friday night. “His actions were unacceptable, which he recognized, and he apologized to Myles Dread last night and his family today. 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 and he will be suspended for Sunday night’s game vs. Wisconsin.”

Chambers apologized after the game before even taking questions from the media. He apologized again on Friday.

“I apologized to Myles after the game and I have spoken with his family. My actions were inappropriate; that’s not what Penn State stands for or what I stand for,” Chambers said. “I told Myles I was sorry that it happened. Sandy and I have spoken and agreed there are some things I need to address. I’ve assured her this won’t happen again and understand my actions last night come with consequences.”

A freshman who was the Washington, D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year in 2018, Dread scored three points and pulled down four rebounds in the loss to Michigan, which dropped Penn State to 7-7. Chambers, who was hired at the start of the 2011-12 season, is 120-129 in his eight seasons.

Penn State did not say who would run the team Sunday night in Chambers’ absence or if it would be run by all of his assistants. Wisconsin, ranked No. 22 in the country, is 10-4 and coming off a home loss to Minnesota on Thursday night.


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