WATCH: New Orleans player choked teammate during timeout during First Four

Nov 16, 2014; Fayetteville, AR, USA; A basketball with a Nike logo and Arkansas Razorback logo sits on the floor during a timeout in a game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and Alabama State Hornets at Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas defeated Alabama State 97-79. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

We all understand that players competing at the highest level sometimes succumb to their emotions and make rash decisions. Sometimes they go way over the line of propriety during those moments. That was certainly the case when New Orleans Privateers forward Travin Thibodeaux choked teammate Christavious Gill in their First Four matchup against the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers.

The two players were in a heated argument when the choke occurred. Gill had sort of thrown a half-hearted swing Thibodeaux’s way, then the big man really just appeared to see red and went for the choke.

Thankfully his coaches and teammates were there to intervene, or this situation could have gotten much uglier.