ACC Basketball Official Reprimanded

Feb. 20, 2012

GREENSBORO, NC -- After a thorough review of Saturday’s Florida State at NC State basketball game, the Atlantic Coast Conference has issued a public reprimand to ACC Basketball official Karl Hess.

ACC Commissioner John Swofford:
“Karl Hess is one of the best on-court officials in college basketball, but the ACC has established a game management protocol, which allows the opportunity to potentially defuse any situations before they reach the level of ejection. This reprimand is a result of a failure to follow that protocol.

“We have to depend on our officials and their judgments; and the explanation from Karl Hess regarding this matter has been shared with the ACC and NC State University.”