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Washington men's basketball suspends Malik Dime indefinitely

Feb 10, 2017
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The University of Washington Athletic Department released a statement on Friday afternoon regarding senior men's basketball player Malik Dime.


SEATTLE – University of Washington senior Malik Dime has been suspended indefinitely following an altercation during the Huskies’ men’s basketball game at Colorado Thursday, head coach Lorenzo Romar announced.

“I was caught up in the emotion of the game and allowed my frustrations to influence my behavior,” Dime said. “I made a very poor decision, and did not represent my team, my University and my family the way I want to. I am glad I had the chance to apologize in person to the students involved in the altercation, and I am prepared to accept the full consequences of my actions. I look forward to putting this incident behind me and moving forward."

“Malik’s actions were inconsistent with his typical behavior,” Romar said. “They were absolutely unacceptable, and did not represent the values of our team and the sportsmanship spirit of our conference. We have spoken with him at length and expect this to be a valuable teaching moment. We do not expect this type of behavior to happen again."