Jalen Brunson apologizes for alleged inappropriate gesture

Jalen Brunson apologizes for alleged inappropriate gesture
March 22, 2014, 3:15 pm
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After last night's Class 4A semifinal loss to Whitney Young, the IHSA is considering suspending Stevenson point guard Jalen Brunson for Saturday's third-place game and the school is considering boycotting the game if that suspension occurs, according to a report from Michael O'Brien of the Chicago Sun-Times.

The IHSA is considering a suspension of Brunson after a photo surfaced online of the junior point guard throwing two middle fingers in the air in frustration after a whistle late in the fourth quarter.

[HIGHLIGHTS: Whitney Young defeats Stevenson to advance to Class 4A finals

The Stevenson guard took to Twitter after the game to apologize for his actions.

"To the Whitney young fans, I really apologize the hand gestures towards the end of the game. Completely an accident just frustration. Sorry."

Shortly after, Brunson deleted the tweet.

But on Saturday afternoon, Brunson sent out a tweet clarifying that he isn't sorry for actions, only for the image that was captured.

Brunson finished the game with 56 points -- a new state tournament record -- in the 75-68 semifinal loss to Whitney Young. Stevenson is scheduled to face Edwardsville in the third-place game in Class 4A at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday.

According to O'Brien, the Stevenson school lawyer and superintendent are currently on their way to Peoria to dispute a potential suspension of Brunson. The school and the IHSA refused comment when asked by CSNChicago.com.