Twitter comments lead to Idaho player’s suspension

Twitter comments critical of the Idaho basketball coach have led

to the indefinite suspension of the team’s second-leading


Coach Don Verlin suspended Kashif Watson on Friday without an

explanation, other than to say it was for conduct detrimental to

the program. Watson on his Twitter account wrote Friday that he was

in trouble for his Twitter comments.

Previously, Watson wrote after losses that he didn’t know how

the team was supposed to win with Verlin coaching, and questioned

the coach’s desire to win.

Watson will miss Saturday’s game against Hawaii, but the

suspension will be reviewed before the Western Athletic Conference


Watson has averaged 10.7 points for the Vandals, who are 14-15

overall and 5-10 in the WAC.