(CNN)Pat Chambers, head coach of the men’s basketball team at Penn State, apologized Monday for comments he made in 2019 that led to the departure of then-freshman Rasir Bolton.

In a statement posted on Twitter this week, Bolton said he chose to leave Penn State following an exchange he had with the coach after a game between Penn State and Wisconsin in January 2019.

“A ‘noose’ around my neck is why I left Penn State,” Bolton wrote in the tweet. “Head Coach Patrick Chambers, the day after his one-game suspension in January 2019, in talking to me referenced a ‘noose’ around my neck.” Chambers had been suspended for the January 6, 2019, game after shoving a freshman player during a timeout several days earlier.

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