Griffin gets two game suspension. Think this would be Tevians chance to show he can contribute. I think one would have been more appropriate but Alan has no one to blame but himself
Man, I hope so. I get a "you didn't want me then;don't want me now" vibe from Tev. I hope I'm wrong and he can establish him self in Alan's absence.Griffin gets two game suspension. Think this would be Tevians chance to show he can contribute. I think one would have been more appropriate but Alan has no one to blame but himself
Agreed, which isn't quite fair to AG. It was a dirty play, he got kicked out, and now refs will be watching him closely. Seems like enough punishment to me, no need for 2 more games. But like others have said he can only blame himself. I do wonder though if the same punishment would have been given out to a star in the league. Would Cassius be suspended 2 games? I'm guessing no.I interpret what the B1G is saying as "this wasn't so bad in and of itself, but could have caused a melee, and we want to make sure that doesn't happen, so we are making a little bit of an example here."
For sure. I think he's getting harsher punishment for it too. Personally, I don't think he intended to hurt the Purdue player as he didn't put his weight into it. On top of that, it appeared to be a moment of anger for being taken down himself. That said, those are things you gotta deal with without kicking a player that's on the deck. The ejection was warranted IMHO. I'm ok with the league punishing him on the high side as a deterrent to bench brawls --it was a cheap shot regardless. Also glad he apologized to the guy.I wonder if the Big Ten's response about what could have resulted was impacted a bit by the Kansas vs. Kansas St. brawl on the same night.
I would have given him a one game suspension, but two games is still within reason. Hope he learns from this experience.