LUBBOCK, Texas - In Kansas State's loss against Texas Tech, the ESPN broadcast showed a video clip of Cartier Diarra and head coach Bruce Weber in a heated discussion. After the dispute, Weber was seen throwing his stool.
Diarra took to social media to respond to the accusations that he cussed at Coach Weber.
"I just want to clear the confusion and apologize for making it seem as though my coach and I had an altercation." Diarra said in a statement. Accompanying the statement was a picture of Diarra and Weber.
The incident happened during a timeout after Diarra had missed a shot. Diarra said that Weber wanted him to go for a lay up as opposed to shooting a jump shot.
"All I said was that I'm going to make the next shot. Coach knows I'm a competitor and I give my all and all he was doing was challenging me and that's how I responded. I was raised right and I've never cursed at Coach Web for challenging me."
A lot of commentary has been made of Diarra's character. ESPN commentator Fran Fraschilla had questioned Diarra's focus. The K-State point guard made a comment about the statements made about his character.
"I would love if this negative storyline could go away. EMAW tatted on the skin and it ain't for no reason. I've always been about K-State."
Diarra is second on the team in points per game, averaging 13 points per contest.