Assault of a white basketball player by black player (Kewan Platt)

The assault of a white basketball player by black player (Kewan Platt) occurred on November 13, 2018 when black player Kewan Platt punched white player Nate Tenaglia in the face.

Assault of a white basketball player by black player (Kewan Platt)
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Screenshot of the assault
LocationFitchburg State University Recreation Center, 130 North St, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Coordinates42°35′09″N 71°47′32″W / 42.585950°N 71.792190°W / 42.585950; -71.792190
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DateNovember 13, 2018
Attack type
Assault
VictimNate Tenaglia
AssailantKewan Platt

Incident[edit]

According to the Washington Post,[1]

Saying he "got frustrated and lost control," a Division III men’s basketball player apologized Thursday for a sucker punch he threw at an opponent late in a game Tuesday night. Fitchburg State’s Kewan Platt was suspended indefinitely and barred from campus in the wake of his act.

Platt’s cheap shot occurred with less than three minutes to go in his team’s 84-75 loss to Nichols College, just after Nichols’s Nate Tenaglia made a three-pointer from the corner to give the Bison a 76-63 lead. As Tenaglia watched his shot go through the net, Platt ran toward him, appeared to glance at the referee (who had his back turned to the exchange) and then threw his entire forearm into Tenaglia’s face.

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