Following Tennessee’s 82-80 overtime loss to then-No. 13 LSU back on Feb. 23, there were questions about some calls made by the officials late in the game that many deemed as game-changing.
Those questions only intensified when a five-year old photo resurfaced of one of the officials from that game, Anthony Jordan, posing with an LSU t-shirt.
Similar photos on Jordan’s facebook account indicated that he was an LSU fan in addition to being originally from the Baton Rouge area.
According to Knoxville’s WNML sports radio host, Jimmy Hyams, Jordan was suspended by the league following that game and has not refereed a game since.
Sources: SEC men's basketball official Anthony Jordan, who had facebook post 5 years ago appearing to show he is an LSU fan, was suspended by SEC after the LSU-UT game Feb. 23. He has not called SEC regular-season game since nor will he call any games in SEC tournament.— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) March 15, 2019
While the SEC has not officially said whether or not Jordan has actually been suspended, it’s hard to believe they did not hear the noise his facebook photo generated, especially after the controversial ending of a game that would eventually go on to decided the SEC regular season champion.