There are rumors that two of the officials involved in Tim Floyd's ejection at East Carolina have been issued suspensions. That is what they are and all they are because no conference office makes announcements about dealings with officials.
Jeb Hartness, the official who was directly involved with Floyd — and who seemed to instigate the situation — was rumored to have been suspended for the remainder of the year by C-USA. A second official was rumored to have received a two-game suspension.
Hartness works Conference USA and the Ohio Valley Conference. He worked the UTEP-East Carolina game last Wednesday, worked the Morehead State-Murray State game Thursday night and worked the UAB-Houston game on Saturday.
Hartness officiated the Tennessee State-Memphis game on Jan. 2. Memphis won that game 91-86 and four technical fouls were called — and 40 fouls.
Rumors are rumors. Perhaps true, perhaps not. We can only check this week and next to see if Hartness is working any more Conference USA games.