According to TMZ Sports, the Memphis women’s basketball player who struck an opponent in the face during a handshake line after a game on Thursday night has been charged with assault as the video of Jamirah Shutes and Elissa Brett went viral
Jamirah Shutes is accused of punching Elissa Brett.
Officials from Bowling Green State University claim that senior guard Jamirah Shutes, a member of the Tigers, was charged with a crime on Friday morning, just 12 hours after punching BGSU teammate Elissa Brett in an altercation after their match in the women’s NIT.
After BGSU’s 73-60 victory, the two got into a verbal confrontation, which escalated to Shutes hitting the woman in the face. In agony, Brett collapsed to the court; later, she was observed sobbing. Police reportedly observed swelling in her right eye, according to police records. But on Friday, the school said that she is “recovering and doing well.” It’s still unknown what started the fight. Police are still looking into the matter, the university reported.
Jamirah Shutes of Memphis punches Elissa Brett in the face during basketball game, video goes viral
Equity… Bowling Green’s @elissabrett attacked by BLM activist @jamirahshutes. The racially motivated hate crime by Jamirah has resulted in her arrest for assault. Racism has no place in the NCAA.
— @amuse (@amuse) March 24, 2023
WATCH: Bowling Green Falcon’s star Elissa Brett punched in the face by Memphis player Jamirah Shutes losing game pic.twitter.com/bDcASkk53W
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 25, 2023
Ugly ending to the night after Bowling Green’s Elissa Brett was hit by a Memphis player in the handshake line after the game. pic.twitter.com/9QLFdguB9f
— Kurt Steiss ⚔️ (@kurtsteiss) March 24, 2023
Both universities condemned the incident.
Violence is never acceptable, and our priority continues to be the health, safety, and support of our student-athletes, according to BGSU, which also noted in a statement that it is “doing its own review” into the situation. Moreover, Shutes and Brett haven’t made any public remarks about anything.
The incident was described as “very disappointing and definitely not consistent with, or emblematic of, our expectations for our programmes and student-athletes” in a statement issued by Memphis University on Friday morning.
The school declared that it is “completely cooperating” with the authorities. The incident was described as “very disappointing and definitely not consistent with, or emblematic of, our expectations for our programmes and student-athletes” in a statement issued by Memphis University on Friday morning. The school declared that it is “completely cooperating” with the authorities.
The Super 16 match was won by Bowling Green 73-60. In the victory, Brett racked up 15 points and six rebounds. In the victory, senior forward Allison Day had a game-high 18 points. Shutes scored 13 points to lead the Tigers. At 6 p.m. EDT on Monday, Florida will play host to Bowling Green in an NIT Great Eight match.