KSU fan who bumped KU’s Jamari Traylor apologizes

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – The Kansas State University fan sought by campus police early Tuesday for allegedly bumping KU’s Jamari Traylor during Monday night’s “swarm” of fans courtside issued an apology for his behavior Tuesday night.

Nathan Power was being sought by campus police which circulated his photo (below) Tuesday morning as they investigated fans who rushed onto the court following the Wildcat’s 70-63 come from behind victory over the Jayhawks Monday night at home.

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Power issued his apology as a “Letter to the Editor” in the student newspaper – “The Collegian”. Here’s his apology in its entirety:

“Letter To The Editor

K-State friends, I was the individual identified as the fan who bumped Jamari Traylor during the court storm following K-State’s victory over KU. I want to take this moment to share a sincere apology in breaking from the Wildcat way and stepping outside what is acceptable in the spirit of the game. Following the basketball game I simply let my emotions get the best of me in all of the chaos. In my excitement I was not careful of the people I was around. I am sorry that I made the KU basketball team—Jamari Traylor in particular—feel disrespected. By no means can I change what took place but in the future I will be aware of how emotions can impact good judgment.

Nathan Power”

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Power is one of an estimated 13,000 fans who rushed onto the court, overwhelming security personnel courtside, to celebrate the victory.

Earlier in the day University Athletic Director John Currie issued an apology on behalf of the University to the players, coaches and staff of the University of Kansas and said an internal investigation was underway to learn what happened, and how to avoid similar incidents in the future.

Shortly afterwards, The Big 12 Conference said it was conducting its own review.

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