Erik Stevenson Makes Public Apology

Morgantown, West Virginia – During West Virginia’s 67-60 loss at Oklahoma State this past Monday, the Mountaineers’ leading scorer, senior guard Erik Stevenson, was called for a technical foul for grabbing his crotch while staring at the Oklahoma State crowd.

Following the game, Bob Huggins lit Stevenson up, saying that his senior guard cost the team the game. “Erik (Stevenson) gets incredibly stupid again and basically costs us the game. It can’t happen again. It just can’t happen again.

“I love the guy to death,” Huggins said of Erik Stevenson. “He hurts our team when he does that stuff. It hurts your team, it hurts your teammates. For what? So people will look at you! He doesn’t have the right to do that. He doesn’t have the right to hurt our team anymore. We’ve got to be somebody. We have got to stop the stupidness. I’m not going to have another one. I’m just going to say pack your stuff up and head home.”

Today, Stevenson made a public apology for his actions.
“I’d just like to make a statement about the previous week against Oklahoma State. I know my actions did not represent this program the way it should be for this coaching staff, the fan base and my teammates. I just wanted to apologize for that. I know how serious it is and I know that my actions technically cost us the game, but it prevented me from staying in the game, which could have helped us win both of those ball games. Those are things I just don’t do on a regular basis. I know it doesn’t look good on my part.”
The Mountaineers are back in action tomorrow against the #3 ranked Kansas Jayhawks. The game begins at 6:00PM and will be televised live on ESPN+.