Arkansas Director of Athletics Hunter Yuracheck apologized Saturday to a scholar reporter who claimed he had his cellphone thrown to the bottom after the Razorbacks’ loss to Texas A&M within the SEC males’s basketball match.
Following a 67-61 loss on Friday, an Arkansas staff member approached a scholar reporter who was recording Eric Musselman’s departure from the ground and was accused of grabbing and throwing the cellphone to the bottom.
Jack Weaver, a photojournalist and photo editor for the Kentucky Kernel, was filming the Arkansas head coach when a staffer appeared to seize his cellphone.
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“I’ve visited with Riley Corridor, a member of our males’s basketball assist workers, and others who personally noticed an interplay between Mr. Corridor and a reporter following our recreation Friday night time on the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament,” Yuracheck mentioned in a press release.
“Throughout our dialog, Mr. Corridor expressed his remorse that whereas leaving the ground his engagement inadvertently resulted in knocking the reporter’s mobile phone from his hand. Whereas, based mostly on our dialogue, I don’t consider there was malicious intent, I’ve addressed the problem with Mr. Corridor and he agrees his actions weren’t acceptable or reflective of our program. On behalf our Mr. Corridor and our program, I need to provide an apology to the reporter impacted by these actions.”
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After the video went viral Friday night time, the Kentucky Kernel, the student-run newspaper for the University of Kentucky, put out a press release condemning the actions of the Arkansas workers member.
“The Kentucky Kernel is appalled by the actions of the Arkansas mens basketball program,” the paper mentioned on Twitter. “[Jack Weaver] at all times embodies professionalism on the job and no journalist, particularly a scholar journalist, ought to be subjected to violence for merely doing their job.”
Arkansas was chosen as an eight seed within the NCAA Match.
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The Razorbacks will play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Thursday within the first spherical of March Insanity.