On Friday, the BGSU Police Department announced that Memphis guard Jamirah Shutes has been charged with assault for allegedly punching Falcons player Elissa Brett during a game.
According to witnesses, the incident occurred during the handshake line after the game. Shutes reportedly punched Brett in the face without provocation.
Brett was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. The extent of her injuries has not been disclosed.
Memphis head coach Melissa McFerrin issued a statement condemning Shutes' actions and stating that she will be suspended indefinitely while they investigate further.
“We take these allegations very seriously," McFerrin said. "We do not condone any sort of violent behavior from our players and will take appropriate action once we have all of the facts.”
Shutes, who is averaging 12 points per game this season, has not yet commented on the incident or her suspension.
The BGSU Police Department stated that they are continuing their investigation into the matter and encourage anyone with information about what happened to come forward.