USC announced tonight that forward Chimezie Metu was suspended for one half, surrendered his captaincy and issued a letter of apology for punching a Washington State player in the groin. The Pac-12 accepted the penalty and will issue no further punishment.
A one-half suspension vs. awful Cal? That seems like an awfully light penalty.
Metu’s letter says “a lack of judgment for a split second led to an action that I immediately regretted and had no business committing in the ﬁrst place. I understand there is no place in the game of basketball for such an unsportsmanlike action.”
Metu said he is “prepared to take any necessary steps to ensure that I am not involved in such an incident moving forward.”