The fallout from the incident led to him being removed from two Big Ten games he was scheduled to work, and he even briefly considered retirement because of the blowback he received. But on Saturday, Valentine appeared to make good with Berry before the game by slapping heads and sharing a brief embrace with the senior UNC point guard before the Tar Heels' game vs. Georgia Tech.
After the game, Berry said that Valentine apologized for the incident against the Seminoles.
Joel Berry said Ted Valentine apologized before the game, Berry didn't think it was a big deal but appreciated it. "You can have a learning experience at any age," Berry said.— Luke DeCock (@LukeDeCock) January 20, 2018
North Carolina got the win over Georgia Tech 80-66 and Valentine avoided controversy in his first game officiating the Tar Heels since early January.