Kentucky beat Wichita State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament onSunday — both on and off the court.
While the Wildcats topped the Shockers 65-62on the court, the wife of Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall, Lynn,apparently had a falling out with a Kentucky beat writer. Drew Franklin, a reporter for Kentucky Sports Radio, alleged that the NCAA forced him to take down a video he took of her that showed her veryanimated in the stands.
"Someone from the NCAA came and got my name and told me I could no longer tweet about her because 'it made her upset,'" Franklin wrote in a post about the situation."I guess it didn’t make anyone else upset when she told Malik Monk to get in the weight room or told Isaiah Briscoe to buy some bigger shorts or told Calipari to 'shut the f— up'or told (referee) Roger Ayers he is garbage or any of the other classy things she yelled between F-bombs."
"The poor security guard mademultiple attempts to calm her down before calling for help and then deciding, 'We have to be delicate because she is the coach’s wife.'"
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Franklin has since put the video back on the site.
To be fair, the video he was allegedly asked to take down doesn't show Lynn Marshall behaving egregiously bad. And he wasn't the only one to notice her behavior during the game: A reporter based in Lexington, Ky., made similar observations.
Reporters courtside at the game didn't look too pleased, either.
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Then there's the fact Lynn Marshall was eventually escorted from the arenaby security after the Shockers' loss.
Perhaps Franklin summed it up best: "I just hope she has a safe trip back to Wichita."
Ouch. Kentucky 2, Wichita State 0.