Marcus Smart has been suspended for 3 games after shoving Texas Tech “Super Fan” Jeff Orr at the end of Saturday’s game between the Cowboys and Red Raiders.
Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford would not comment on what Smart told him the fan said:
Travis Ford said he won’t comment on what Jeff Orr said to Marcus Smart
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) February 9, 2014
The fan, Jeff Orr, released a statement:
Texas Tech says Jeff Orr volunteers not to attend any basketball games for the remainder of the season.
— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) February 9, 2014
“I would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincere apologies to Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, Tubby Smith and the Texas Tech Men’s Basketball program. My actions last night were inappropriate and do not reflect myself or Texas Tech – a university I love dearly. I regret calling Mr. Smart a “piece of crap” but I want to make it known that I did not use a racial slur of any kind. Additionally, I would like to offer my apologies to Texas Tech fans that have been embarrassed by the attention this incident has created.”
The incident can be seen in the video below.
Orr has a history of things like this, but this time the athlete acted back.