Initial rumblings on social media indicated that Platt was not called for a foul, but ESPN's Myron Medcalf reports that several people in attendance say Platt was ejected after picking up a technical foul earlier in the game.
Fitchburg State has since issued a statement saying that he "has been indefinitely suspended from the team and barred from campus, effective immediately". In addition, the case is under review by Fitchburg State for consideration of further sanctions.
Nichols went on to win the game, 84-75.
Nichols College spokesman Pete Divito sought to provide additional context to the altercation, telling ESPN that Tenaglia had guarded Platt throughout the game, leaving him frustrated.
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The incident took place in the final minutes of Tuesday's night's game between the Fitchburg Falcons and the Nichols Bisons in Masachussets. "We are aware that the Fitchburg State administration is handling the matter". Tenaglia is then seen writhing in pain, video shows. "We trust that they will handle it appropriately", he said.
Platt was recently honored with the Conference Player of the Week Award.
Nichols College Athletics Director Chris Colvin said in a statement that he is proud of the way his student-athletes handled the situation. "We are appalled by the actions of the student-athlete".
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