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January 5, 2009 at 4:58 PM

Romar responds to Forrest-Gant incident

A few of you have sent me video of the incident near the end of Saturday’s game where WSU forward Caleb Forrest is hitting UW’s Darnell Gant in the back of the head.
Gant was then assessed a technical foul for responding verbally while Forrest also received a technical.
That incident was followed by a UW slam dunk when Justin Dentmon passed the ball off the backboard to a following Quincy Pondexter. All of that helped lead to some chippiness in the post-game handshake line with a few words being exchanged, though nothing that led to anything of note.
UW coach Lorenzo Romar said today that as far as he is concerned, the matter is settled and he doesn’t think it should, or will, carry over into the next meeting between the two teams on March 7 in Seattle. Romar said Forrest has apologized.
“Caleb Forrest is a good kid,” Romar said. “He was not pleased (with his involvement in the incident). But it’s not only what you do but how you respond from it, and he has been very apologetic. That is not in his character in any way, and then he was immediately apologetic. When someone handles a situation like that, it’s not what they normally do, it’s not been a pattern, he shows remorse, then let’s move on. That’s how I see it. And I think Darnell Gant feels the same way.”

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