Basketball: Crabbe’s reaction to controversy — `I’m over this. These questions can stop’

Cal basketball star Allen Crabbe, appearing uncomfortable and weary of the topic, told a throng of Bay Area reporters and TV cameras, “I’m over this. Me and my coach have settled everything. These questions can stop.”

Of course, they didn’t. The fallout from coach Mike Montgomery’s sideline shove of the Bears’ junior guard continued Tuesday with a far larger-than-usual turnout at the coach’s weekly news conference.

Crabbe, who scored 14 of his 23 points after the incident late in the first half that sparked Cal’s comeback win, called the media reaction “blown out of proportion.”

Bay Area media outlets didn’t agree. Cameras from Channels 2, 4, 5 and 7, along with CSN/NBC and FoxSports were on hand, along with radio stations KGO-810 and KCBS-740. Typically, few or none of them attend Cal’s basketball press briefings.

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Jeff Faraudo

  • CalBearister

    $20 says not one of the people still pimping this story ever played a competitive sport. Senator Leland Yee? Doubt it. The so-called sports experts in the media who get paid to run their mouth but who never ran a yard on the field of play? Unlikely.

    Of course, I exclude Jeff Faraudo from this group. His style is to report the facts, report them well, and offer a reasoned opinion that’s designed to enlighten, not exploit non-stories for their own ratings.

    Kudos to JF; jeers to the rest of the “media.”

  • rollonubears

    The beatings will continue until morale improves.