Vanderbilt Coach Kevin Stallings Apologizes for Berating Player On Camera

by February 27, 2015

Vanderbilt’s Kevin Stallings is in a bit of hot water today after cameras caught him cursing out a Commodores player after Vandy took down Tennessee in Knoxville on Thursday night. During the final seconds of the game, Vanderbilt’s Wade Baldwin IV taunted a few Tennessee players as they were leaving the court. Stallings was made aware of this in the post-game handshake line, which led to him grabbing Baldwin, making him apologize and saying “I’m going to fucking kill you.”

Here’s Stallings’ official comment on the incident, via The Tennessean:

“One of our players acted inappropriately and violated what we believe is good sportsmanship following the game,” Stallings said in the statement. “In my haste to resolve the situation, I made a very inappropriate comment. While obviously it was not meant literally, it was still inappropriate. I apologized to the player immediately following the game. Displaying good sportsmanship is of the highest priority in our program win or lose. I am very remorseful of my actions (Thursday).”