Big 12 publicly reprimands ISU forward Melvin Ejim


Photo: Jonathan Krueger/Iowa State Daily

Junior Melvin Ejim goes up for the shot against Ohio State in the third-round game of the NCAA tournament on March 24, 2013, at the University of Dayton Arena. Ejim had 11 rebounds and 10 points in the 75-78 loss.

Alex Halsted

The Big 12 publicly reprimanded ISU forward Melvin Ejim after he directed an obscene gesture at the student section after fouling out in the second half during Iowa State’s 90-88 victory against BYU in Provo, Utah on Wednesday.

Ejim apologized on Twitter following the win. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby issued a reprimand Friday. 

“Mr. Ejim violated Conference rules that require game participants to conduct themselves in a dignified manner, and exhibit respect and courtesy towards game officials, other institutions and their employees, students, and fans,” Bowlsby said in a news release “I appreciate that immediately after the contest he accepted responsibility for his behavior and apologized on his own volition. I am also grateful for the expedient and professional management of this matter by Jamie Pollard and Fred Hoiberg.”