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SZ James (banned)

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Debbie Yow's statement:

"Throughout this afternoon and evening, I have been seeking clarification from the ACC office regarding the reason for the ejection of two fans today during our men's basketball game against Florida State. I have spoken to Commissioner John Swofford and Karl Hicks, Associate Commissioner for Basketball Operations, regarding our concerns and our need for clarification as to why this occurred. We expect fair treatment of our fans at State athletic events.

Although ACC rules prohibit coaches, players and administrators from publicly taking exception to officiating, the ACC Office has agreed to issue a statement regarding the ejections and the circumstances surrounding them later tonight. We will not have further comment regarding this situation until we have had a chance to review the statement issued by the league."

Followed by this nugget from John Clougherty (ACC Supervisor of Officials):

"Under Rule 10, when circumstances warrant, an official has the authority to request home game management to eject fans when the behavior, in the officials' judgement, is extreme or excessive. It's unfortunate in this instance that ACC protocol of communicating directly with the home game management was not followed, and instead, a building security officer was solicited. We will re-communicate this policy with all officials to ensure proper protocol is followed."

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SZ James (banned)    5,191

Basically corch and googs were saying pretty typical fan stuff. They disagreed with the calls but did so without profanity or rowdiness. The fans got under hess's skin so he threw out the guys he could actually point out. He wont comment on it because he didnt have a goddamn reason for it.

The end :rolleyes:

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