October 15, 2006

Miami vs. FlU College Football Fight

I guess the Miami Hurricanes and FIU Golden Panthers forgot which kind of football they were playing?

At least 8 Hurricanes suspended for Miamia / FIU College Football brawl AP

At least eight Miami players will be suspended for their role in a sideline-clearing brawl against Florida International, the latest on-field incident to plague the Hurricanes' program.

The fight - "disgraceful," Miami coach Larry Coker said - came during Miami's 35-0 win Saturday night over FIU, which is based 9 miles from the Hurricanes' campus in Coral Gables.

It was the first meeting between the teams.

Five of the eight suspended Miami players - offensive linemen Derrick Morse and Chris Barney, running back Charlie Jones, and cornerbacks Carlos Armour and Bruce Johnson - were ejected from the game, drawing automatic suspensions.

After reviewing tape of the incident, Coker decided to levy suspensions against safeties Anthony Reddick and Brandon Meriweather and H-back James Bryant.

The lengths of the suspensions have not been determined. More suspensions are possible, Coker said.

"I don't have many bad days," Coker said Sunday. "This is a bad day. And last night was a bad night."

The fight marred what was supposed to be the beginning of a rivalry between two schools with players who grew up playing each other on high school fields in South Florida. Coker said tensions began escalating during pregame warmups when an FIU player allegedly collided with a Miami player.

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