The Michigan Wolverines are in hot water due to the actions of a star player. Center Hunter Dickinson appeared to purposely step on an opposing player in a recent win over Wisconsin.
Video of the incident has now made its way around the internet, leading many Big Ten fans to call for his suspension.
Dickinson is no stranger to controversy. He’s made previous headlines with his chippy play and commentary away from the hardwood. Some have gone as far as to call the big man “dirty” for his on-court antics.
In a recent conference outing against Big Ten foe Wisconsin, that narrative was floated once again.
Dickinson appeared to purposely stomp on a player laying on the ground before going up to grab a rebound. Fans around the league are not happy.
Hunter Dickinson is a scumbag—pun intended. pic.twitter.com/7feK7F6hFZ
— Dillon Graff (@DillonGraff) February 27, 2023
Many posted reactions to the clip online. They believe a suspension is warranted.
One person wrote, “Hey Big Ten, today is a great day to suspend Hunter Dickinson for stepping on a player. You set the precedent 3 years ago by suspending Alan Griffin. We’re all waiting.”
Another said, “The league needs to do something about this menace.”
Wisconsin fans are fully aware of who Hunter Dickinson is. Earlier this season, he was heard calling the program “scumbags” while previewing Big Ten play.
“Wisconsin, I mean they’re just scumbags… Nothing I can say about Wisconsin is going to fire up the matchup even more, but it is what it is. They’re scumbags.”
He’s done the same with rivals like Michigan State, too.
While hated by many around the sport, he’s done his job to back up his trash talk. This season, he’s averaging 17.6 points a night while adding a career-best 8.6 boards.
In the outing against the Badgers, he drilled a buzzer beating three-pointer to send the game into overtime before the Wolverines escaped with an 87-79 win.
HUNTER DICKINSON WOW 😱
THIS HUGE SHOT SENDS IT TO OT IN ANN ARBOR ‼️ @umichbball
— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) February 26, 2023
That victory helped Michigan improve to 17-12 on the season while keeping postseason hopes alive. At the moment, the Wolverines are projected as one of the “First Four Teams Out” in Joe Lunardi’s bracketology.
Hunter Dickinson’s spirited play could help them slip into the NCAA Tournament.