Wayne Tinkle Announces Suspension
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Jarmal Reid has been suspended a minimum of four games for his actions in this past Sunday’s game at Utah, Oregon State men’s basketball head coach Wayne Tinkle announced Monday.
“We are obviously very disappointed and apologize to everyone involved,” Tinkle said. “Our university and our program do not condone this type of conduct on or off the court. We acted swiftly and severely, but also fairly with the understanding that we are dealing with a 22-year-old young man that we need to help grow through this tough situation.
“We have worked closely with the Pac-12 Conference and their leadership on the suspension. The Conference of Champions sets a high standard for its institutions and student-athletes, and supports the action we have taken at this time.
“Jarmal’s conduct and attitude in the next two weeks will determine whether any further action is warranted beyond the four-game suspension.”
“First and foremost, I would like to apologize to Oregon State University, Beaver Nation, the Pac-12 Conference, my family, my coaching staff and teammates, and the game officials,” Reid said. “I’m well aware that my actions not only embarrassed my family, but also the university and the Oregon State basketball program.
“I was not raised to act in that manner that was displayed on that play. I’m well aware that I made a mistake that has damaged my image. My actions are inexcusable and I am willing to accept any and all consequences that are to follow.”
Reid, a senior from Decatur, Ga., will be allowed to practice during the suspension but will not be with the team on game days.