Video footage of a women's college basketball game between Memphis and Bowling Green has gone viral after Memphis player Jamirah Shutes appeared to punch Bowling Green player Elissa Brett during the game. The incident occurred in the fourth quarter of the Women's NIT match, and resulted in Shutes being ejected from the game.
The video shows Shutes and Brett fighting for a rebound, with Shutes appearing to punch Brett in the face. Brett fell to the ground and was attended to by trainers, while Shutes was escorted off the court by coaches and officials. The incident has sparked outrage among fans and commentators, who have criticized Shutes for her actions.
In a statement, Memphis head coach Melissa McFerrin condemned the incident and apologized to Bowling Green and the Women's NIT organization. She stated, "We do not condone that type of behavior, and we hold our student-athletes to the highest standards of sportsmanship and conduct."
The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of sportsmanship and fair play in athletics, and the need for athletes to conduct themselves with professionalism both on and off the field. The Women's NIT organization has stated that it will review the incident and take appropriate action as necessary.