WEST LAYFAYETTE, Ind. — Ohio State forward E.J. Liddell has posted screenshots of vulgar messages and threats he has received following Friday's first-round NCAA Tournament loss to Oral Roberts.
In the 75-72 overtime loss, Liddell scored a team-high 23 points and pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds. Hours later, he tweeted a series of screenshots showing abusive and vulgar comments directed at him.
Along with screenshots of the threats and insults, Liddell wrote "Honestly, what did I do to deserve this? I'm human." And "Comments don't get to me but I just wanna know why. I've never done anything to anyone in my life to be approached like this."
In a statement posted to Twitter on Saturday, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said the authorities will be involved.
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