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Ex-Holy Family B-Baller Wants to Be Left Alone



    Ex-Holy Family B-Ball Player Leaves Police Station

    The former player, best known for being pushed by his coach, was arrested at the Phillies game on Wednesday. (Published Thursday, April 7, 2011)

    The controversial former Holy Family basketball player whose shoving incident led to his coach's resignation found himself in the news for another reason Thursday.

    Matthew Kravchuk was arrested after he allegedly stole two beers at the Phillies game Wednesday night.

    He had harsh words for reporters as he walked out of the police station the next morning.

    “I’m a kid in college. Stay out of my life,” Kravchuk told reporters.

    The 20-year-old was still wearing his red Phillies "Chooch" jersey when he left jail.

    The Torresdale resident faces a theft charge after allegedly swiping $15 worth of beer from a concession stand. 

    He doesn't think he owes the Phillies an apology.

    “I think you guys owe me an apology. Stay out of my life,” he responded.

    Kravchuk was thrust into the national spotlight after video of him being shoved to the ground by former Holy Family head basketball coach John O'Connor surfaced. The incident left Kravchuk with a hurt wrist and sparked a national debate over what punishment O'Connor should have faced.