Ohio State’s Seth Towns backed by Chris Holtmann after being detained during protest
Ohio State Buckeyes forward Seth Towns has the support of his coach after being detained while protesting in Columbus.
Towns, an incoming graduate transfer from Harvard, was detained Friday while protesting following the death of George Floyd. An Ohio State spokesperson said Towns was not arrested, and was released and safely at home as of Saturday.
Footage of Seth Towns in police custody earlier Friday at the scene of a protest in Columbus. Towns, an incoming Ohio State basketball transfer, graduated from Harvard Thursday.
Towns is no longer in police custody and is safe at home, according to a source. pic.twitter.com/kFptHH63BN
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) May 30, 2020
Towns issued a statement on Saturday urging people to speak up in favor of justice.
— Seth (@seth_towns17) May 30, 2020
Towns was backed by Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann, who said the school “fully support(s) our players’ right to peacefully protest.”
— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) May 30, 2020
Ohio State is taking the right stance here and deserve credit for that, and Towns should be applauded for standing up for justice.
It’s been a difficult week for many in the country, but there is definitely some light out there, too.