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Andrew Harrison Apologizes for Post-game Comments

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

By now, you’ve probably heard about the comment that Andrew Harrison mumbled during last night’s press conference.  While it was a very poor decision on his part, Andrew was heartbroken and visibly upset.  Young men make mistakes, especially following a major disappointment.  That’s still no excuse for what he said.

When a reporter asked Karl Towns his thoughts on Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, both a profanity and slur where thought to be heard over the mic.  Why they make the mics so sensitive, we’ll never know, but they probably hope to catch something.  Just ask Nigel Hayes.  Nonetheless, Harrison made the comment under his breath and the whole world picked up on it.

Earlier this morning, Andrew apologized via Twitter:

The University was said to be looking into the audio. We’ll have any further updates on the situation later today.

Article written by Kory Henry

"We will kick, pass, and run, til the battle is won!" Bleeding blue since 1990. @KoryHenryKSR

18 Comments for Andrew Harrison Apologizes for Post-game Comments

  1. scfcats
    12:21 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    Good on Andrew to make that right.

  2. Lip Man 1
    12:27 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    It was unfortunate and said out of frustration. I understand that. You also have to understand though that it’s things like this that make you understand why NBA scouts and reports continue to put the Harrison’s in the category of second round (non guaranteed) draft picks should they decide to turn pro this year.

    Still enough immaturity to make them wonder about what they could do at the next level.

    And towards the end of the game when Cal had to put Ulis back in because one of them started drooping his shoulders and appearing to pout is another situation that makes you wonder if another year at UK wouldn’t help them in the long run.

    We’ll see.

    • BMT
      12:48 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

      I’m still not sure why some people seem so sure that they’re going to declare for the draft. On average, most mock drafts that I’ve seen project Andrew to go late in the 2nd round and Aaron to go undrafted. Sure, those are just (presumably educated) guesses but if they were both projected to be drafted in the first round, it would make a lot more sense to believe that they’ll leave. I’m just not sure what’s in it for them to leave now if those projections are close to accurate. Maybe they’re just tired of school and would prefer the D-league or overseas to another year at Kentucky? I guess we’ll know soon enough.

  3. Bobbum Man
    12:49 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    Why do they make the mics so sensitive? Really??? I understand they’re kids but I was very disappointed in our lack of class in the loss, walking off the court without shaking hands and then this. Come on guys

  4. eyebleedblue
    12:57 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    Yeah. Andrew was wrong. Wrong for whispering it. Wrong for not adding that’s it’s a shame that it’s 2015 and white college basketball players play with the Jordan rules. Wrong that Wisconsin scored 4 points before garbage time on obvious bad calls. Kid was out of bounds, came back in. Shot clock violation. Wrong that Dakari Johnson was a punching bag for Wisconsin when he touched the ball but Big head Frank was fouled by air. Say it louder next time.

    • Lip Man 1
      2:17 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

      I understand your frustration and you make some good points but the refs didn’t have three consecutive shot clock violations with the game on the line did they? That’s on the players.

    • Bobbum Man
      2:31 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

      Exactly, the refs were awful, all around and made some huge bad calls on critical situations. But lyles also darn near punched a guy, the only question in my mind was will he get thrown out, don’t know how he didnt get a flagrant which should have given them 2 and the ball back. The shot clock and the bad call for charging on lyles stung too. But like ^^^ he said, the 3 shot clock violations, wanting to kill clock instead of playing basketball, and the inexplicable inability to throw the ball into towns down low down the stretch were what killed us. This one isn’t on the awful refs

  5. Dusten
    1:01 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    I wasn’t offended at all. Helped me vent vicariously.

  6. leslie0256
    1:11 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    They are young men, immature in many ways and he was frustrated I understand that… That was no excuse for how they acted and it showed poor sportsmanship by what he said… He apologized while he accepted responsibility yet the university has the authority to punish him….,,,, This has been blown out of proportion in the media… Let the college do their job and hope Andrew has learned his lesson. No racial slur coming from black or whites is acceptable…..

  7. Leuther
    1:22 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    Can’t throw Andrew under the bus. Hope he and Aaron both come back…

  8. catdaddyd
    1:48 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    What did he say?

  9. Ridge Runner
    1:59 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    Love the twins & I know Andrew was just frustrated.

    However…he will need to declare for the draft now. This slur will follow him all over the country next year and be a huge distraction to the team and he himself. A elephant in the arena intead of the room. Sad…but its the way it is

    Same, to a degree with Willie & the no handshake. Things like that follow you around in the college game. He needs to move on as well.

    Mistakes will be forgiven by us fans of big blue. But if they return… it will be hell on them with social media the way it is today.

    • sKYzthelimit
      3:14 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

      With you 100% Ridge. Imagine the tables turned, Badgers lose and at their post-game presser Kaminsky is asked about Towns. Dekker covers his mouth and says what Andrew said. Dekker would be crucified on KSR and in the national media. We must hold Andrew to the same standard, in fact a higher standard, because we are Kentucky! But, I do love Andrew, and every player on this team. It is not cruel to say Andrew must move on- he is moving on to the NBA! What should be learned from this by every present and future Wildcat? You will be judged more by what you do in defeat than in winning. In front of a national audience with microphones everywhere (locker room included) you just must have the discipline and the class to avoid even whispering something that will reflect poorly on the Kentucky program. The world of haters need no more ammunition! Self-disciplined, classy and gracious, even in defeat. Having said that, the statements offered by all four players in direct answer to sportswriter’s questions were outstanding, meeting all three criteria befitting Kentucky Wildcats.

  10. PhilUK18
    2:38 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    Well, he’s more gracious than I am to have apologized at all. Kaminsky played a dirty game all night, made it clear prior to the game that he hates Kentucky, and generally just showed as little class as possible. I never wish injury on players, but if Kaminsky hurt himself tomorrow, I certainly won’t shed any tears for him.

  11. JohnWoo
    3:26 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    He didn’t direct those comments to anyone but himself. He has nothing to apologize for.

  12. catspress
    3:27 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    I don’t care what he said he is probably right, ole hip check Frank and the blind refs ,Hell they missed 14 fouls in the first half and 11 in the second .Hell yea we should be ready to fight.(TREY) They will get there own meds own Monday because the refs will never let Coach k’s guy get fouled like that its sad we get hosed. Wisc are a bunch of cheatin bitches or Vegas paid them off those calls were like the NFL Superbowl you really pass the ball on the one yard line when you just ran for fours yards its fixed.!!!.

  13. daveUK1
    7:14 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    As usual, the sports media machine would rather throw a college kid under the bus than miss a scoop that will draw hits to their websites and twitter feeds. It was barely audible in the original feed – you literally have to loop it and turn up the volume a lot to even hear his voice.

    After an epic game like they just played, and with the realization of a broken dream in his mind, he said something aloud that expressed his frustration. Big deal. He apologized, Frank accepted, let’s move on.

  14. rushman
    8:38 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    This team had a great year. A truly unbelievable year and they are quality men. Andrew apologized and that is enough. I am not upset with Willie for not shaking hands. Sure it would have looked better but the reality is it is merely for show and I am not sure if we would all be better off with the players calmly exiting and hitting the showers. Let’s keep our heads up and get number 9 in 2016! Go CATS!