Radford issues 1 game suspension to Mike Jones

Radford University men’s basketball head coach, Mike Jones, has been suspended for one game for his on-court conduct during Monday’s 81-77 win at Winthrop. Jones will miss Thursday’s home game against Presbyterian. Assistant coach Ron Jirsa will lead the Highlanders in Jones’ absence.

This suspension is self-imposed by the Radford University Athletics Department.

“Coach Jones’ one-game suspension is the result of on-court conduct that occurred during Monday night’s game against Winthrop,” said Radford athletics director Robert Lineburg. “The action does not reflect the level of compassion and professionalism demonstrated by Coach Jones on a daily basis. Coach Jones is a proud Highlander and an outstanding role model for the team, our campus and our community.”

“I apologize for my poor judgment,” said head coach Mike Jones. “First to our coaches, players and administration, the responsibility is all mine and I fully accept the consequence that comes because of my actions. I also apologize to Coach Kelsey, his staff and players. I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and in that situation, I made a poor choice. We had an outstanding officiating crew working the game and I should have allowed them to handle things.”  


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