Duke junior guard Grayson Allen has been suspended indefinitely after tripping an opponent on Wednesday night.
Wednesday night, Duke guard Grayson Allen was assessed a technical foul after intentionally tripping Elon player Steven Santa Ana. It’s the third such incident for Allen in the last year alone.
After the contest, many, including former Duke star Jay Williams, called for Allen’s suspension. Thursday morning, they got their wish. Allen has been suspended indefinitely by Duke.
THIS JUST IN: Duke suspends Grayson Allen indefinitely following his tripping of Elon's Steven Santa Ana Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/cZMmc57sEb
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Head coach Mike Krzyzewski released a statement on the matter:
“We have had the opportunity to thoroughly review the incident involving Grayson Allen from last night’s game against Elon,” Krzyzwski said in a statement. “As I stated last night, the incident was unacceptable and inexcusable. He took an important step last night by apologizing in person to Steven Santa Ana and Coach Matt Matheny. As a program, we needed to take further steps regarding his actions that do not meet the standards of Duke Basketball. To that end, we have determined that Grayson will be suspended from competition for an indefinite amount of time.”
To be clear, this is the school suspending Allen – not the ACC. The league has yet to weigh in on the situation.
It remains to be seen how long Allen will be on the shelf. We’ll keep you updated.