Diaz argued a called strike three that signaled the final out of Sunday's game, ending the Pack's season in the Gainesville Super Regional.
"[Chris] has exhibited outstanding character both on and off the field during his career at NC State, and it's unfortunate that his outburst on Sunday has left a negative impression," said NC State head coach Elliott Avent. "He understands that the way he acted is not tolerated by our coaching staff or the administration of our university, and he's sincerely apologized to me and our administrator since the incident. I have spoken with the umpires, they understand the situation and accepted his apology.
Emotions have the ability to cloud the judgement of anyone, especially true competitors like Chris. My only hope is that our fans, our university, and the NCAA will accept his heartfelt apology."