While what will happen to Grayson Allen following his third tripping incident in a year remains to be seen, the Duke junior owned up to the mistake immediately following the Blue Devils’ win over Elon.
“I made a really bad play. I’m sorry to him, (Steven) Santa Ana. I’m sorry to the officials who have to call that. I’m sorry to my team because it’s selfish and taking away from them.
“I’m not proud of it at all.”
The mea culpa certainly appears sincere, and Allen deserves credit for taking ownership of his mistake. It’s something, though, he’s done in the past after such incidents and why many, including me, have called for a suspension for Allen with the reckless on-court behavior not changing despite the public proclamations of regret.
“I handle things the way I handle them,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said after the game, “and I think I’ve handled this correctly, and moving forward I will continue to handle it correctly, and I don’t need to satisfy what other people think I should do.”