ISU Students Investigated For Tweets Sent After Loss To Kansas

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Officials at Iowa State University are investigating three students accused of sending threatening and racial tweets to a University of Kansas basketball player after a heated overtime game.

Dean of Students Pamela Anthony said Thursday the tweets about KU guard Elijah Johnson were reported to the university earlier this week. She couldn't provide more information because of federal privacy rules. Anthony said the school is "repulsed by the derogatory and threatening statements."

Johnson, who scored 39 points, angered some ISU students when he dunked the ball with seconds left during an overtime game Monday between the Jayhawks and the Cyclones. Some fans hurled plastic megaphones at KU players after the Jayhawks' 108-96 win. Johnson apologized for the dunk at a post-game news conference.

The students' Twitter accounts have been removed.

Kansas coach Bill Self says the Iowa State student government sent him a letter apologizing for the tweets and another incident at Hilton Coliseum. After Self gave a brief post-game TV interview, a Cyclone fan had to be held back by security when he charged after the coach. Self said he accepted the apology.


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