OSU's Marcus Smart Suspended For 3 Games For Shoving Fan

Published 02/09 2014 05:41PM

Updated 02/10 2014 03:02PM

Oklahoma State sophomore guard Marcus Smart got a 3 game suspension for shoving a Texas Tech fan Saturday night. With 6.2 seconds remaining in Oklahoma State’s 65-61 loss at Texas Tech, Smart shoved Texas Tech fan Jeff Orr after being taunted by Orr. Smart, who wound up close to the stands as a result of his challenging a Texas Tech layup attempt, was assessed a technical foul and removed from the game by head coach Travis Ford.

Smart apologized for his actions during a press conference on Sunday evening, and the Big 12 announced that he will be suspended for the Cowboys’ next three games. The first game Smart will miss is on Tuesday night, when the Cowboys visit No. 15 Texas.

“Mr. Smart’s actions were a clear violation of the Big 12 Conference’s Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Policy,” Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in the release. “Such behavior has no place in athletics, and will not be tolerated. I appreciate the efforts of Oklahoma State University athletics director Mike Holder in addressing this matter, and believe this is an appropriate response to an inappropriate action.”

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