Duke Basketball Player Suspended After Tripping

Duke Blue Devil basketball player Grayson Allen has developed a reputation for being an aggressive player. That reputation has landed the Duke star player in some hot water.

After tripping an opposing player – an illegal action in basketball that draws a technical foul – for the third time this year, Blue Devil head coach Mike Krzyzewski suspended Allen – a guard – from the team indefinitely. While this is Allen’s first tripping incident of the 2016-17 season, he was caught tripping twice earlier this year as a part of he 2015-16 season in games against the Louisville Cardinals and Florida State Seminoles.

Allen was suspended after the game against Elon on December 21, where he tripped one of the Elon players. Allen did later apologize to player Steven Santa Ana and Coach Matt Matheny.

There is no word on how long the suspension will last or whether or not it will include banning Allen from practicing with the team. Krzyzewski said that the suspension was a teaching tool and he intends to use it as such; adding that Allen wil return to the game when he feels it is right to do so.

Speaking on the decision, Coach K noted that Allen’s actions “do not meet the standards of Duke basketball.”


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