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Arizona basketball player Bennedict Mathurin, who appeared to touch a TCU cheerleader’s chest after Sunday’s game, said Wednesday that he has attempted to reach out to the cheerleader to apologize for the incident.
“I actually sent an email, trying to reach out to the cheerleader,” Mathurin told reporters during a Sweet 16 press conference. “Through the TCU athletic department, I reached out to her and that is it.”
Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke issued his own statement and said that Mathurin didn’t recall if he touched the TCU cheerleader.
“Shortly after returning to Tucson, I was notified that people on social media were claiming a video clip showed Bennedict Mathurin may have made physical contact with a TCU student while walking off the court. I have reached out to TCU’s Athletics Department and I spoke with Bennedict,” Heeke said in his statement. “While he does not recall any contact, he has attempted to reach out to the TCU student through their athletic department to apologize.”
That’s an interesting stance. The basketball player can’t recall contacting the cheerleader’s chest with his hand.
Again, you make the call.
Does Arizona's #Mathurin usually celebrate wins like this? pic.twitter.com/tXUTOTPW6h
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TCU isn’t saying much about the incident, and they’re not identifying the cheerleader.
“We have been in contact with the University of Arizona and received communication from their student-athlete,” TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati said in a statement.
As for Arizona head coach Tommy Lloyd, he’s not saying anything about the situation. He’s deferring to the AD’s statement.
That’s right, nobody can recall if the basketball player touched the cheerleader. Nobody is saying a thing and that’s that.
Nothing to see here, I guess.
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Imagine if a white player touched a black cheerleader like that!? I suspect that player would have been suspended, sent to sensitive training, expelled from school, and a few cities would still be burning in the aftermath!
Absolutely. Was thinking the same thing.
Yeah, life is super hard for whitey? Imagine playing sports and competing against those black guys instead of complaining like a lil bitch ?
Yeah sure, it was an innocent touch. You’re such a POS. Do you always take the side of the left no matter what?
Side of the left? Your dumbass just tried to play the “what if card”… STFU… Are you always in your lil WB feelings? Race had nothing to do with it. Clown
“Whitey” LOL “Super Nigger” Richard Pryor
@BallDontLie – Oh please you know if the races were reversed this would be the top news story with the mainstream leftist media. Hell it would be the top story if it was a white guy and white girl. Dude is just trying to cover his a** because he knows what he did was wrong.
First time I watched it, I thought it was accidental. Second time I watched it, there’s a flick of the fabric that indicates he grabbed at the fabric and let go.
He touched and that’s assault maybe her boyfriend can help this douche recall by sending him for some dental work you keep your hands to yourself boy
Her boyfriend probably can’t fight and has slow hands and feet. Just a guess
Maybe but he may be willing to fight once bullies find that out its usually enough just axed Dem
She should file a complaint with the authorities. This negro touched her on purpose. So obvious. The 13% have no respect for women. That’s why they all high tale it when they get a girl pregnant. That, and they don’t want to have to support a child. That would mean actually getting a job.
Yep right on