Proactively Killing GRIII Punch Rumors

Submitted by Michael Scarn on February 4th, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Here's pretty clear evidence that Glenn Robinson III did not intentionally punch Hulls, he was ripping his arm away form Watford.  GRIII could not even see Hulls when he hit him.

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stephenrjking

February 4th, 2013 at 1:51 PM ^

So between this and the Oladipo dunk (and the possibility of the B1G championship being at stake) that rematch at Crisler looks pretty juicy. Which is good, because normally the last game of the regular season is actually pretty irrelevant.

MGoLogan

February 4th, 2013 at 2:01 PM ^

I wasn't even aware this happened until I heard Dan Dakich claiming he "has to be suspended" on his radio show today.  There were several IU fans emailing his show that Robinson had no idea Hulls was there.  Dakich's response was "all good players know where everyone on the court is at all times, so either he punched him or he isn't a good player."  Interesting logic...

True Blue Grit

February 4th, 2013 at 2:47 PM ^

If someone is going to be any kind of decent journalist, they have to show they can be impartial regardless of where their private-life loyalty lies.  They also need to check out facts rather than always making assumptions from short video clips.  He isn't going to get his chance in the big chair saying things like that. 

mgobaran

February 4th, 2013 at 2:01 PM ^

Hulls should get in trouble for running his face into GRIII's hand, I mean no wonder he didn't score. His hand had to be so sore the rest of the game.

WMUgoblue

February 4th, 2013 at 2:14 PM ^

I certainly don't think it was intentional at all, but his fist still hit Hulls in the face. If they called the Manny Harris elbow on Kramer an intentional foul then this probably should have been a flagrant 1 and nothing else.

MJ14

February 4th, 2013 at 2:33 PM ^

You would be correct in thinking so. The refs did in fact review this and deemed it an accident. If the refs at Assembly Hall think it's an accident, then that should prove it pretty strongly. They usually give IU the benefit of the doubt on every call. Not to say I thought the refs were bad in this game, I actually thought they were pretty darn good. But if they think so, then that is pretty obvious to me.

ClearEyesFullHart

February 5th, 2013 at 7:52 AM ^

That was as fair a game as I have seen called in Bloomington. (which admittedly is saying very little) But when you are clutching grabbing and holding as much as Indiana is allowed to do on their home court...
Dude getting clocked while GR3 is pulling his arm free is what I call poetic justice.