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Posted at 8:24 AM ET, 03/ 8/2011

Video of GW professor getting ejected

By Dan Steinberg


Monday, via the Hatchet, I brought you the story of GW part-time accounting professor and five-figure donor Robert Kasmir, who was honored for his contributions on Saturday and later ejected from the game.

The story itself is fairly remarkable, but this video from NBC Washington is even more so. It shows Kasmir raising his arms in triumph to the crowd, high-fiving a spectator and receiving a massive ovation as he's led away from the court.

Incidentally, the story has already been picked up by ESPN.com, MSNBC.com and Deadspin, among others.

By Dan Steinberg  | March 8, 2011; 8:24 AM ET
Categories:  College Basketball  
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With GW's tuition, it doesn't surprise me that adjunct professors can be five-figure donors.

Posted by: blasmaic | March 8, 2011 9:03 AM | Report abuse

priceless!

Posted by: cpedits | March 8, 2011 10:47 AM | Report abuse

This is exactly why I don't go to Basketball games because that is what I would do express myself to the wrong person and kicked out of the game so I completely understand what he did he probably told the truth.

Posted by: carolrhill101 | March 8, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

He embarrassed his family and made a complete ass of himself. The crowd wasn't cheering him they were laughing at him.

Posted by: nevs911 | March 8, 2011 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Hey, GW - do the right thing. RETURN HIS DONATIONS, accompanied by a simple statement: We at GW honor traditions of civility and respect for fellow humans - traits with which we hope all GW students also hold dear and learn by our example We cannot, therefore, accept monies from Professor Kasmir.

Posted by: clintbradford | March 8, 2011 2:01 PM | Report abuse

The crowd was clearly cheering for him, that much is obvious. This is pretty ridiculous, that ref should be disciplined if that is really all the guy said to him. I got into it with a ref this wknd at the MD-UVA game...it was during a timeout, i told him I remembered him from the Duke game and that he helped cost us that game with a key play during our comeback (a charging foul he called on a Stoglin shot that was so obviously a blocking foul to every person in the arena--even to the dukies--It would have cut the lead to 3 if we made the free throw but instead it took away our momentum). Anyhow, the ref took it in stride. He denied he cost us that game, but when I mentioned he almost cost us the Clemson game, he smiled and agreed that he might have on that one.

Just depends on the ref I guess. There is a heckler's code and if you cross it by cussing, using sexual or racial comments than I've got no problem with the ref throwing someone out. But everything else is fair game and comes with the price of admission.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 8, 2011 2:44 PM | Report abuse

I love at the end when the dad with baby in hand high fives the guy as hes leaving the gym. f-ing priceless.

Posted by: briandaleoliver | March 8, 2011 4:55 PM | Report abuse

You can be assured that the crowd, students and adults alike, were cheering for Bob Kasmir. I've never been a ref baiter but the official in question was killing GW with his calls from out of left field. Even allowing for home team bias which likely colored our viewpoint, ragging on a ref is part of the American sporting tradition. A fan yelling from his seat that a ref wasn't earning his money (or is blind as a bat) is hardly the kind of incendiary remark that crosses a line justifying the ref's reaction. No cautionary warning to either the fan or school officials ultimately responsible for his behavior. One can question the upraised arms and the egging on of the crowd but those events transpired after the referee unceremoniously insisted that Mr. Kasmir be ejected. The fact that he had just been recognized at halftime as a major donor only added to the absurdity of the incident. This was not some crazed fan jumping on the court and assaulting the ref or cursing him out with blue invectives. Those making Kasmir out to be a bad guy don't know him and weren't there. Surely people don't think sports are better off with Bugs Bunny, Harvey or Thumper serving as referees and umpires.

Posted by: McKinley2 | March 8, 2011 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the ref was more interested in what folks in the stands are saying about him instead of paying attention to the game. If he was not threatening him or using profain language ref should not have the power to throw him out........ Too much empowerment.

Posted by: henrylehman2003 | March 9, 2011 9:54 AM | Report abuse

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