UPDATE: BGSU Police file assault charge against Memphis player following WNIT incident

Steve Iwanek, Sports Content Director, Falcon Media Sports Network

The Bowling Green State University Athletics Department has released an update on the incident related to last night’s BGSU Women’s Basketball game.

“Following Thursday’s unwarranted physical incident after the WNIT home game, the Bowling Green State University Police Department has charged a member of the Memphis Women’s Basketball team with assault. Additionally, BGSU Athletics is conducting its own review. Violence is never acceptable and our priority remains the health, safety and support of our student-athlete, who is recovering and doing well. This is an active investigation in conjunction with the City of Bowling Green Prosecutor, and no further comment is available at this time.”

In the postgame handshake line last night, Memphis’s Jamirah Shutes and BG’s Elissa Brett exchanged words before Shutes threw a punch, knocking Brett to the floor.

Earlier Friday morning, the Memphis athletic department issued the following statement.

“The incident that occurred following Thursday’s women’s basketball game was extremely unfortunate and certainly not consistent with, or representative of, our expectations for our programs and student-athletes,” the statement said. “Because the incident occurred after the game, jurisdiction falls in the hands of local authorities, and we are cooperating fully with their process. To be respectful of that process, we will not comment further until it is complete.”

No further statements related to the situation have been made.

We will keep you updated as the story unfolds.

For more information about the game, visit the athletics webpage.