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EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 29: Head coach Juwan Howard of the Michigan Wolverines reacts in the second half of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Breslin Center on January 29, 2022 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard has been suspended for the rest of the regular season after hitting a Wisconsin coach in the head following last weekend’s game. He also was fined $40,000.

Howard released a statement about his suspension, which is as follows:

“After taking time to reflect on all that happened, I realize how unacceptable both my actions and words were, and how they affected so many. I am truly sorry.”

“I am offering my sincerest apology to my players and their families, my staff, my family and the Michigan fans around the world. I would like to personally apologize to Wisconsin’s assistant coach Joel Krabbenhoft and his family, too.”

“Lastly, I speak a lot about being a Michigan man and representing the University of Michigan with class and pride. I did not do that, nor did I set the right example in the right way for my student-athletes. I will learn from my mistake and this mistake will never happen again. No excuses!”

In addition, Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard was given a $10,000 fine, and reserve Jahcobi Neath was suspended for a single game.

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