Fresno State Apologizes for Bulldog Fan Behavior

Fresno State Athletics Director Scott Johnson makes a formal apology for fan behavior in last week's football game.

FRESNO - Fresno State Athletic Director Scott Johnson released a statement Wednesday night apologizing to the University of Hawaii football team after a fan threw a screwdriver near the team bench.

"After a complete investigation by our staff, which included a discussion with Coach June Jones earlier today (Wednesday), we believe that a screwdriver was thrown by one of our fans at the University of Hawai'i team bench during Friday night's football game. We sincerely apologize to June Jones, the Warrior football team and the University of Hawai'i for the incident. I am embarrassed by that type of fan behavior. It tarnishes the "Red Wave," which has a great reputation across the nation for its outstanding support of Bulldog Athletics. We will not tolerate fans throwing objects onto the field. This is a serious issue. Anyone caught throwing anything on the field in the future will be dealt with accordingly, including criminal charges," the statement read.

Several eye witnesses reported seeing the screwdriver next to the Hawaii bench with the pointed end stuck into the ground. No one was hit by the screwdriver.

Hawaii defeated Fresno State 31-21 last Saturday marking the first time since 1973 that UH has won a football game in Fresno. 


Warrior Sports Network Top Stories