Many around the country (okay, mostly UK fans) are still salty over Pat Adams’ technical foul call in the closing seconds of last night’s game. In response, the SEC has offered an explanation. Kind of.
In a statement released to the Courier-Journal, SEC spokesman Craig Pinkerton said the following:
“The official determined the Kentucky player committed an unsportsmanlike act in violation of Rule 10, Section 3, a Class A Unsporting Technical Infraction, resulting in the awarding of two free throws to Texas A&M.”
However, as Kyle Tucker points out, nothing in that section applies to what Humphries did. In fact, only two clauses even seem relevant:
* “Disrespectfully addressing an official or gesturing in such a manner as to indicate resentment.”
* “Using profanity or vulgarity; taunting, baiting or ridiculing another player or bench personnel; or pointing a finger at or making obscene gestures toward another player or bench personnel.”
Again, Humphries’ action wasn’t directed at any one. He spiked the ball in excitement. Is it really that hard to admit the official screwed up?
Alas, as crappy as the call was, nothing’s going to change it. On to ‘Bama.