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Penn State Coach Suspended for Pushing Player

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Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers wasn't courtside with his team Sunday night after he was suspended for a game for pushing a player during last Thursday’s game against Michigan.

Chambers, clearly angry, pushed Penn State freshman guard Myles Dread during a timeout in the first half.

"Coach Chambers and I have spoken about what occurred during the Michigan game and he is very remorseful," Penn State athletics director Sandy Barbour said in a statement, according to USA Today. "His actions were unacceptable, which he recognized, and he apologized to Myles Dread last night and his family today. His actions do not reflect the values of Penn State and the expectations we set for our programs and must not occur again." 

Chambers, in his eighth year as head coach for the Nittany Lions, apologized after the game.

"I apologized to Myles after the game and I have spoken with his family. My actions were inappropriate; that’s not what Penn State stands for or what I stand for," Chambers said. "I told Myles I was sorry that it happened. Sandy and I have spoken and agreed there are some things I need to address. I’ve assured her this won’t happen again and understand my actions last night come with consequences." 

Chambers missed Sunday night's game against the Wisconsin Badgers.

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