The guy who was escorted out of Hec Edmundson Pavilion last night after throwing a half-filled water bottle onto the court from the upper end zone has apologized to the university and agreed to stay away from UW games for the remainder of the season.
A university spokesman described the man as a long-time holder of four season tickets. The tickets themselves have not been revoked, but he has agreed not to use them himself.
"It was a shock to me because I feel like we have an unbelievable balance here," coach Lorenzo Romar said. "I feel like we have the best fans in the league. Our fans support us, they come out. We have more sellouts than any school in this conference this year. And it’s not like we’re undefeated, and the people have still come out and supported us. Our fans are very classy, I think, and it just caught me off guard that something like that would happen. The gentleman was a season-ticket holder. Sometimes emotions get the best of you in a situation like that, although I don’t think I could ever throw a bottle out on the floor. But at the same time, I’m sure the person that did it is very remorseful."
Apparently so. The man was not arrested, and is seems his first task upon returning home was to write a profusely apologetic email to the university. And after a meeting with UW officials, the agreement was reached for him to stay away for the remainder of this season, with permission to return next season.