College Football Game Ends in Sucker Punch

Oregon RB clobbers Boise St. taunter

Friday, Sep 4, 2009  |  Updated 5:04 PM EDT
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College Football Game Ends in Sucker Punch

Boise State's Byron Hout was punched in the jaw after his team beat Oregon.

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The first big college football game of the year featured an ugly, post-game sucker punch that landedan Oregon running back in serious hot water.

Boise State, the nation's 14th ranked team, had just defeated No. 16 Oregon 19-8, on Boise's famed blue turf when Boise State defensive lineman Byron Hout appeared to taunt LeGarrette Blount. As Hout turned and backed away, Blount punched him in the jaw, knocking him to the ground. Coaches, players and security separated the two and Blount was forcibly led off the field.

Sucker Punch at Football Game

But as Blount passed jeering Boise State fans, he went berserk again, trying to go after them. Later, he apologized.

"I just apologize to anyone watching that," Blount said. "I just apologize to all of our fans and all of Boise's fans. That's something I shouldn't have done. I lost my head."

Friday, Oregon announced that Blount will be suspended for the remainder of the season, including bowl games. He will get to keep his scholarship.

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