LUBBOCK, Texas - Who is the man Oklahoma State's star guard Marcus Smart shoved near the end of the Cowboys loss to Texas Tech Saturday night?
According to ESPN and multiple reports, his name is Jeff Orr.
During the closing minutes of the game, Smart fouled a Tech player driving to the basket and ended up behind the baseline on his back. Video shows Smart turn around and shove a man.
Smart received a technical foul and was ushered to the locker room. The Big 12 and Oklahoma State announced Sunday Marcus Smart would be suspended three games
But what did Orr say? According to tweets by former Oklahoma State guard and current basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb, Orr admits to crossing the line.
"wasn't vulgar or the N Word" another text from Orr - #MarcusSmart— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) February 9, 2014
Text convo from my Tech friend w/Orr- Orr is Tech's biggest fan-everyone knows him, he goes to every game pic.twitter.com/1ZlN6gAdz3— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) February 9, 2014
Former OSU guard John Lucas III remembers Orr in the stands when he played for the Cowboys.
I just saw the video that same fan was at the games talking crazy even when I was in school I don't forget a face he says a lot of crazy ish— John Lucas III (@Luke1luk) February 9, 2014
Out of his mouth when u are in the game. And he is a grown man talking to kids the way he does— John Lucas III (@Luke1luk) February 9, 2014
College basketball analyst Dick Vitale tweeted that he hadn't seen any of the game between the Cowboys and Red Raiders, but after he saw the video, Vitale had harsh words for Orr.
Guy involved in the Smart situation is NOT a fan as HE IS Classless .Saw u tube of him in game vs A&M-still Smart can 't use his hands !— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) February 9, 2014
In a video posted to YouTube by Texas Tech University, Orr says he got hooked on Red Raiders basketball in the early '80s and attends as many Tech basketball games at home, and on the road, as he can.
Mobile users can see the YouTube video here.