University of Arizona basketball player's 'biting' words

Dec 16, 2008 5:05 PM
by Ray Poirier | A University of Arizona basketball player was biting his tongue late last week because of an off-hand remark made following his team’s victory over San Diego State University.

Jamelle Horne, a sophomore from San Diego, California, told reporters after the game that he had won a dinner bet with one of the Aztecs, a wagering comment that was sure to draw the attention of officials of the NCAA.

Horne quickly denied that the bet actually took place and apologized for having made the statement.

He explained, "I understand that sports and gambling do not mix. In an effort to be funny after a tough game, I made a poor choice of words and now realize that I should choose my words more carefully."