Brigham Young University basketball star Michael Smith issued a written and signed apology to the coaching staff for comments made to the news media that appeared in last Sunday's newspapers.

Smith's statements came following an incident on the court during last Saturday's loss to St. Mary's (see accompanying story).

Smith's statement was as follows:

"I want to publicly apologize to the coaches, my teammates and Brigham Young University for my actions in the game against St. Mary's, and for the words I gave to the reporters after the ballgame. The coach is going to let me be part of the team and I'm going to do the best for our team."

Andersen said, through the BYU Sports Information Office, that the incident is over as far as he is concerned.