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Texas Tech fan Jeff Orr won’t attend another game this year after Saturday’s incident (VIDEO)

Feb 9, 2014, 6:52 PM EST

On Sunday evening the Big 12 Conference announced that Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart would be suspended for the next three games after shoving a fan with 6.2 seconds remaining in the Cowboys’ 65-61 loss at Texas Tech on Saturday night. While Smart alleged that the fan, Jeff Orr, directed a racial slur towards him Orr denied the allegation.

On Sunday Texas Tech issued a statement on the matter, with Orr apologizing for his role in the incident while also once again denying that he used a racial slur. Orr has volunteered to not attend another Texas Tech basketball game, either home or away, this season as a result of his actions.

“I would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincere apologies to Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, Tubby Smith and the Texas Tech Men’s Basketball program,” Orr said in the statement. “My actions last night were inappropriate and do not reflect myself or Texas Tech – a university I love dearly. I regret calling Mr. Smart a “piece of crap” but I want to make it known that I did not use a racial slur of any kind. Additionally, I would like to offer my apologies to Texas Tech fans that have been embarrassed by the attention this incident has created.”

In the above video released by Texas Tech the school isolated Orr’s words, in which he referred to Smart as a “piece of crap.”

Orr was profiled by the school in 2010 as its “number one fan,” but both John Lucas III (Oklahoma State) and Bryan Davis (Texas A&M, before their move to the SEC) tweeted about their “encounters” with Orr during their respective college careers in the aftermath of the Orr/Smart confrontation.

  1. jbaxt - Feb 9, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    With the appearance of an intentional foul, especially on a dunk, I think “a piece of crap” is a relative common reference in that situation. Not that it’s acceptable but most die hard fans would say something similar or worse. And now that he’s apologized, I expect the same from any reporter even referring that he used a racial slur. But that would take self reflection and with their only intent being stirring the race pot it won’t happen. The media is disgusting!

    • scooby24210 - Feb 9, 2014 at 8:17 PM

      Smart is the one who first claimed Orr used a racial slur. Watch video of the altercation & you can read Smart’s lips as he (falsely) tells a teammate what he claims Orr called him.

  2. djlexluger - Feb 9, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    If all he said was “piece of crap” then why would he apologize? Why would Tech penalize him?

  3. fnc111 - Feb 9, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Jeff Orr will use the free time to be a part of the filming for NBC’s next season of “Biggest Loser.”

  4. nykfanwakemeupin2015 - Feb 10, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    He said more then that. The video of him at another game had him sporting a real attitude. I can see it being much more then a piece of crap.

  5. gleazc - Feb 10, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    A grown man (Mr. Orr-the “super fan”) should not be calling Smart (a 19yr old kid) “P.O.S,” period.

  6. scoops1 - Feb 10, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    maybe Jeff Orr should go after Mike Gundy….

    after all, he is a man..he is 40

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