Twitter Was Livid That Duke’s Grayson Allen Was Only Suspended One Game For Tripping Opponent (Again)


screen-shot-2016-12-22-at-8-31-25-am-1-e1482413718588-650x441On Dec. 22, we posted about Duke guard Grayson Allen, who flagrantly tripped an opposing player for the third time in the 2016 calendar year. Shortly after our story went up, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski suspended Allen from the team indefinitely.

Without Allen, Duke lost its conference opener against Virginia Tech on New Year’s Eve 89-75. Further, Krzyzewski is about to take a leave of absence from the team, as he undergoes back surgery.

Those factors were enough, evidently, for Krzyzewski to allow Grayson Allen to return to the Duke lineup after just one game.

“There are things behind the scenes that we are doing, and I think it’s appropriate what we’ve done,” Krzyzewski said, via ESPN.

Fans on Twitter thought Allen was let off the hook way too easily. Here’s a sampling of the public reaction:

With Allen back on the floor, Duke beat Georgia Tech on Wednesday night 110-57.

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