Frank Martin Suspended One Game
0 Updated at 12:01 am, March 7th, 2014 By: ABC Digital
Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Sport(NEW YORK) — The University of South Carolina suspended its men’s basketball coach Frank Martin one game on Thursday.
The suspension is a result of Martin yelling and swearing at freshman Duane Notice during the Gamecocks loss to Florida Tuesday night. The situation was caught on video and went viral.
“The one-game suspension is a result of inappropriate verbal communication as it relates to the well-being of our student-athletes,” South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner said in a statement Thursday.
Associate head coach Matt Figers will replace Martin in the team’s regular-season finale at Mississippi State.
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