NY cheerleader storms off basketball court after player says 'shut the f**k ...
A viral clip has sparked a debate following speculation that a basketball player touched a cheerleader's breast.
Following Arizona's 85-80 overtime win over TCU, Bennedict Mathurin was seen heading to the locker room. The 19-year-old University of Arizona player was spreading his arms to celebrate the win when he allegedly brushed the cheerleader's chest as he passed.
Dave Heeke, Arizona Vice President and Director of Athletics, said the player "does not recall any contact" but apologised to the TCU student through their Athletic Department.
He said: “Shortly after returning to Tucson, I was notified that people on social media were claiming a video clip showed Bennedict Mathurin may have made physical contact with a TCU student while walking off the court. I have reached out to TCU’s Athletics Department and I spoke with Bennedict. While he does not recall any contact, he has attempted to reach out to the TCU student through their Athletic Department to apologize.”
One person claimed it was "clearly an accident", while others vehemently disagreed.
Another suggested the basketball player "wasn't paying attention."
"I don't know, man. It looks to me like he wasn't paying any attention to anybody over there, just posing for the people to stand before he walked off the court," they tweeted.
I think he was trying to high 5 fans with his right hand and out of habit, he lifted his left hand up and once he accidentally tapped her, or maybe before, hard 2 tell, he realized it and moved his hand down, def not intentional, he\u2019s not stupid, he wouldn\u2019t do that on live tv
— Hayden, (providence will beat Kansas) (@Hayden, (providence will beat Kansas))
Yea cuz he definitely would\u2019ve done that intentionally on live tv