ACC reprimands official after NC State ejections

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has publicly reprimanded official Karl Hess for failing to follow procedure when ejecting two former North Carolina State stars from the stands during a weekend game.

In a statement Monday night, the league said it had conducted a "thorough review" of the events leading up to Hess' ejections of former Wolfpack stars Chris Corchiani and Tom Gugliotta from seats behind the scorer's table during Saturday's loss to Florida State.

The ACC allows officials to ask the home team's management to remove fans when they determine fan behavior is extreme or excessive. After Hess gestured to have Gugliotta and Corchiani removed, they were approached by an officer from the Raleigh Police Department.

ACC commissioner John Swofford called Hess "one of the best on-court officials in college basketball."

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