PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Temple Coach John Chaney said Wednesday he was suspending himself for one game because of his conduct Tuesday night in a game against St. Joseph's.
At the conclusion of the game, Chaney criticized the officials and yelled at the Atlantic 10 Conference's commissioner.
Upset at what he thought were illegal screens being used by St. Joseph's, Chaney also sent seldom-used backup Nehemiah Ingram into the game. Ingram used roughhouse tactics in the contest, throwing elbows and shoving opponents, and took only four minutes to foul out.
"I'm sending a message," Chaney said following the contest, won by St. Joseph's. "I'm going to send in what we used to do years ago -- send in the goons."
Less than 24 hours later, Chaney said he was sorry for his actions.
"I would like to apologize to St. Joseph's University, its fans, student-athletes and Coach Phil Martelli for my reprehensible behavior during Tuesday's game," he said in a statement.
Chaney will miss a meeting with Massachusetts on Saturday.