Massachusetts basketball player suspended after elbowing opponent

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts (NBC News Channel) -- A college basketball player has been suspended for elbowing another team's player in the face after a 3-point shot.

A college basketball player has been suspended for elbowing another team's player in the face after a 3-point shot. Courtesy: Fitchburg State / NBC News Channel

It happened at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, Massachusetts Tuesday.

A member of the Nichols College team attempted and made a 3-point shot.

That's when Kewan Platt leveled Nichols guard Nate Tenaglia with a vicious elbow.

Platt was tossed from the game.

Wednesday, Fitchburg State suspended him from the team and barred him from campus.

The school said it was "appalled" by its player's conduct and is considering further sanctions.

The school also apologized to Nichols College and the player.

As for Tenaglia, he was able to get up and continue in the game.



 
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