BREAKING NEWS – Bowling Green, Ohio – Memphis guard Jamirah Shutes has been charged with assault for allegedly punching Bowling Green player Elissa Brett as the two teams lined up for handshakes following the Falcons’ third-round victory in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.
The incident happened at the conclusion of the Memphis-BGSU Sweet 16 matchup. As both teams approached center court to shake hands, Shutes appeared to stop when she reached Brett. Jamirah Shutes then sucker-punched Elissa Brett, forcing her to the floor, according to police.
“I didn’t appreciate a white girl, outplaying a black girl, and I had to let her know it was unacceptable,” Shutes later stated to the police. “She knew we wanted to win that game, and she purposely prevented it from happening. The next time she better score fewer points and get fewer rebounds instead of displaying her basketball bigotry!”