Rick Pitino keeps Chane Behanan around long enough for the Kentucky game before dismissing him

Rick Pitino
has dismissed basketball player from the team

basketball player has been dismissed from the team for a violation of university policy, according to a team statement.

“I want to apologized for letting down my family, teammates, coaches, Tom Jurich, this university and the fans,” Behanan said in this statement that was distributed to the media shortly before Rick Pitino’s regularly scheduled news conference to discuss the Cards’ Tuesday game at Central Florida.

Behanan, a 6-foot-6 junior power forward, was suspended for about a month in the preseason and missed the Cardinals’ two exhibitions and season opener against College of Charleston, but he returned for the Nov. 12 game against Hofstra and has averaged 7.6 points and 6.3 rebounds while coming off the bench.

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