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UH officials to meet with fan involved in melee after game

By Ferd Lewis

LAST UPDATED: 01:34 a.m. HST, Nov 27, 2013

The University of Hawaii athletic department said it has been contacted by a spectator it has sought to interview about the Nov. 17 melee at the Stan Sheriff Center.

"We believe the man (pictured in video) has contacted our offices and we will interview him for his side of the story," athletic director Ben Jay said Tuesday.

Jay did not identify the spectator or when the meeting will take place. No charges have been filed stemming from the disturbance.

Jay and arena manager Rich Sheriff suffered injuries in attempting to break up a clash in the seats that followed the West Virginia-UH Wahine basketball game, which West Virginia won.

Jay, who was hospitalized with back and kidney injuries last week, returned to work Monday. Sheriff has remained at work after suffering several lacerations.

West Virginia and the Big 12 Conference sanctioned Mountaineer assistant coach Lester Rowe last week. Rowe's actions were judged in violation of the Big 12 Conference's Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct rules that prohibit coaches, athletes, and university staff from committing abusive acts toward an opponent's fans, the conference said.

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WF808 wrote:
What about the tall WVU coaching staff member that a witness saw pummeling Jay?
on November 26,2013 | 11:03AM
allie wrote:
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on November 26,2013 | 11:06AM
CriticalReader wrote:
Yeah, we know. But you'd better check the records and see if you have a twin given up for adoption at birth.
on November 26,2013 | 11:20AM
kuniagirl wrote:
please don't make me contemplate two of them on earth.
on November 26,2013 | 01:02PM
mamacita808 wrote:
on November 26,2013 | 01:16PM
csdhawaii wrote:
on November 26,2013 | 03:40PM
honopic wrote:
Auwe! Just the thought will give me nightmares tonight!
on November 26,2013 | 06:08PM
Pocho wrote:
NO Lie! It was you!
on November 26,2013 | 11:23AM
Pocho wrote:
why else would she claim it wasn't her out of the blue? Guilty conscience
on November 26,2013 | 11:26AM
gsc wrote:
Make an example out of him.
on November 26,2013 | 11:12AM
LKK56 wrote:
Give me a break, do you know how many fans go to the UH women's basketball game? They should know who this guy. They will not ban this guy because that would take away from the "crowd".
on November 26,2013 | 01:02PM
gsc wrote:
LKK56, Not many fans ! If people act up ! Punish them so it won't happen again ....
on November 26,2013 | 01:18PM
bleedgreen wrote:
This should be a police matter, not for UH to investigate.
on November 26,2013 | 11:20AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Yes, UH May be contaminating a criminal investigation.
on November 26,2013 | 11:53AM
Pocho wrote:
Isn't this crazy? An investigation by HPD or Sheriffs are warranted. You cannot let things go because the AD says so, someone did a "bad" thing and should be brought to justice
on November 26,2013 | 12:12PM
Anonymous wrote:
Why sheriffs? lol
on November 26,2013 | 12:15PM
Pocho wrote:
some one says it's there jurisdiction since the Stan is a State entity. I only know what I read here.
on November 26,2013 | 12:24PM
JBS wrote:
Then you need to read more if you rely upon just comments and the SA.
on November 26,2013 | 12:27PM
Pocho wrote:
guess we got a lot of under informed posters here in the StarAdvertiser, even they make.. .
on November 26,2013 | 02:11PM
Giligan wrote:
What? More investigations and consultant fees?
on November 27,2013 | 05:10AM
Anonymous wrote:
The guy did nothing wrong...during the game he was expressing his freedom of speech and after the game the WVU coach invited him to come down, so he took up the offer and was jumped for no reason. It was he who got hurt for "expressing his freedom of speech". Therefore it is UH who is guilty, for not providing a safe environment! The lawyers must be drooling...out of court settlement!
on November 26,2013 | 12:09PM
Pocho wrote:
heh, out of court settlement? who's suing who? Jumping the gun a bit here, huh?
on November 26,2013 | 12:25PM
bumba wrote:
You mean he was being a smart a**. He needs a Samoan attitude adjustment.
on November 26,2013 | 12:42PM
Rhi64 wrote:
And you will give it to him?
on November 26,2013 | 10:30PM
Retiree wrote:
Sounds like Mcdonalds allover.Forget it the cost will be too much for the state.
on November 26,2013 | 01:01PM
Bdpapa wrote:
This fan is a BS fan. He's just there to make himself looking like the smart as* that he is. Kick him out and don't let him back in.
on November 26,2013 | 06:47PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
They're all idiots and should be punished.
on November 26,2013 | 12:39PM
jimbone wrote:
The most correct answer^^
on November 26,2013 | 12:48PM
LKK56 wrote:
If anything, this fan needs to get a life.
on November 26,2013 | 01:03PM
jusjoking wrote:
his poop eating grin from TV says it all. Someone's uncle.
on November 26,2013 | 01:39PM
juscasting wrote:
Water under the bridge already. Move on UH and focus on more important things like beating ARMY!
on November 26,2013 | 01:40PM
Pocho wrote:
that should be a cakewalk of a game
on November 26,2013 | 02:12PM
innocentBystander wrote:
I hope UH don't think like you.
on November 26,2013 | 02:29PM
fairgame947 wrote:
Really? Army is #1 rushing team in NCAA FBS at 330 yrs/g. If we can contain the rush, we'll be in good shape. IF! Go WARRIORS!
on November 26,2013 | 03:52PM
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