Earlier today, we brought you the image above, of UConn freshman Noriana Radwan flipping off an ESPN camera after the Huskies won their conference championship game yesterday. Forty-five minutes later, we got the following sternly worded release from UConn, along with a request to add it to our coverage:
UConn Athletic Communications — November 9, 2014 — Statement From Len Tsantiris
Statement From Women's Soccer Coach Len Tsantiris
"The University of Connecticut and its women's soccer program would like to apologize for an inappropriate gesture a UConn student-athlete made to an ESPNU camera following today's American Athletic Conference championship game. In particular, we apologize to the American Athletic Conference, our opponent and host school USF and to the members of the television audience. The gesture showed poor judgment and sportsmanship and does not represent what we want our program and University to stand for. The issue has already been addressed by the coaching staff to the student-athlete. The student-athlete has been indefinitely suspended from all team activities, including participation in UConn's upcoming NCAA tournament games."
With this release added to our coverage, we can now let you know that UConn is just out here suspending players for flipping the bird. Free Noriana Radwan!