Oregon Tight End Is Suspended for Bowl Game After Snowball FightErik Matuszewski
University of Oregon tight end Pharoah Brown has been suspended for the Ducks’ postseason bowl game for his role in an on-campus snowball fight that escalated into harassing behavior toward motorists, the school said.
Brown, a sophomore, started the final four games of the college football season and had 10 receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns. He’ll miss the Ducks’ Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl appearance against the University of Texas.
A video of the Dec. 6 snowball fight that was posted online and had more than three million views showed numerous students pelting cars with snow and blocking the road. When one driver stopped and opened his door, a bucket of snow was thrown on him.
“I was one of the many UO students involved in the snowball fight on Friday and my actions escalated to an inappropriate level and for that, I sincerely apologize,” Brown said in a statement released by the school. “We never should have engaged innocent people and I deeply regret my actions and will accept the consequences.”
Oregon said the other football players involved in the incident were also disciplined, without giving specifics. The Ducks have a 10-2 record this season and are ranked 10th in the Bowl Championship Series standings.