Dec 31, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Memphis Tigers forward Dominic Woodson (15) talks with guard Geron Johnson (55) against the South Florida Bulls during the second half at USF Sun Dome. Memphis Tigers defeated the South Florida Bulls 88-73. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis head coach Josh Pastner suspended Dominic Woodson for using foul language on the bench

In Wednesday night’s win over the Central Florida Knights, Memphis Tigers head coach Josh Pastner kicked Dominic Woodson off of the bench and sent him to the locker room–while Woodson was actually just sitting on the bench. While you would think that it would take a lot just to get kicked out of the game by your coach just by sitting on the bench, it doesn’t take much for Pastner to make such a thing happen, as all Woodson had to do to get his night ended prematurely was just to use some colorful language.

Yes, Pastner sent Woodson to an early shower after he went on a bit of a profanity-laced tirade, something that Pastner absolutely does not put up with on his team. He himself does not curse, and he doesn’t want any of his players doing it neither.

“I did not like some of his language he used,” Pastner told reporters in his postgame press conference. ”So I said, ‘See ya.’”

Pastnor went on to reiterate to CBS that foul language is just something that he simply won’t tolerate.

“There are some things that I just won’t tolerate,” Pastner told Gary Parrish of on Thursday. “I don’t talk that way, and I don’t want players in my program talking that way, and that’s the bottom line.”


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