Number 19 ranked Oklahoma State University lost to unranked Texas Tech. That by itself should be big news but will rightly be overshadowed by Marcus Smart's lack of control. In the final seconds of the game Smart flies into the stands after fouling a Texas Tech player. After a TT fan helped him up he turns to Jeff Orr and attacks him. You can see in the video Orr put his hand up in a gesture of back off and calm down but that didn't stop Smart. Even as other players dragged him away he pointed in a 'I'm going to get you fashion' at Orr. What did Smart get a technical and benched for 5 seconds.
This isn't Smart's first rodeo when it comes to violent behavior on the court. against West Virgina University he
After recording his second foul with 7:26 left in the first half against West Virginia, Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford got Smart out of the game to avoid further foul trouble.
Instead of joining his teammates, Smart headed past the bench, went around the corner and kicked a chair in frustration.
It seems the only thing missing was holding his breath while lying on the floor kicking and screaming. Although Travis Ford the OSU coach said he would address it apparently discipline isn't he coach's priority or strength.
Continuing from the O'Colly story
“I don’t know, I haven’t seen it yet,” Ford said of Smart’s outburst. “I know he was getting frustrated in other games, I’ve seen it. And it will be addressed if it was (a problem).”
Compare that to his response to Smart attacking a spectator
"I didn't see it yet. I want to make sure I see it and see what happened," Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford said after the game. "I'm still trying to figure it out."
Well coach the video is quite clear Smart attacked a spectator what are you going to do?
Smart should have been arrested on the spot for assault. I would be surprised if Orr doesn't file a civil suit and garnish some of Smart's NBA wages. Smart should be tossed off the team and out of the university. If coach Ford doesn't get him off the team the coach should be fired. If the athletic director doesn't fire the coach for lack of action then he should be fired. If appropriate action isn't taken ultimately Burns Hargis OSU president is responsible this is not something that can or should be swept under the rug or glossed over.
The NCAA should ban Marcus Smart from any collegiate sports. If Smart wants to act like Artest aka world peace then go join the NBA now. Having a felony assault might even help you not hurt you.