Grayson Allen has been suspended indefinitely from the Duke University basketball team after kicking another opponent, head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced in a statement on Thursday.
On Wednesday night in the first half against Elon, Allen kicked his leg out as Elon's Steven Santa Ana drove to the basket. The two had to be separated, and Allen received a technical.
On the bench following the play, he had a complete meltdown. He was then benched to start the second half.
On Thursday, Krzyzewksi released the following statement:
Duke announces indefinite suspension from competition for Grayson Allen. pic.twitter.com/zLvQb1kKRt
— Hayes Permar (@DHPIV) December 22, 2016
In the locker room following the game, which Duke won, Allen was seen crying at his locker:
Grayson Allen gets emotional in the locker room after tonight's tripping incident. pic.twitter.com/p34thdrMcI
— Jessika✒ (@JessikaMorgan) December 22, 2016
Allen is a junior on the team, has been involved in numerous tripping and kicking incidents throughout his college career. After the latest, in a relatively low-stakes game against an Elon team Duke was never going to lose to, Coach K had had enough.
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