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Marchment's talk gets him suspended
Posted: Wednesday April 07, 1999 06:38 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bryan Marchment's mouth got him in trouble and gave the San Jose Sharks' defenseman an unwanted night off.
Marchment sat out Tuesday night's 1-0 victory over Phoenix under an NHL suspension for an offensive remark directed at a member of the Vancouver Canucks.
During the second period of a 5-2 victory over the Canucks on Saturday in San Jose, Marchment called Donald Brashear, who is black, a "big monkey."
"Mr. Marchment has admitted making the remark," NHL hockey operations director Colin Campbell said. "While we accept that there was no inappropriate intent on Mr. Marchment's part, we cannot excuse the conduct."
Marchment has been quoted as saying he uses "big monkey" to describe a bruising, physical player, such as Brashear, who is 6-feet-2 and weighs 225 pounds.
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