WKU FOOTBALL | Conference USA Issues Punishments from Saturday's WKU-ODU Brawl

10/24/2016 07:52 PM

Conference USA decided to discipline Western Kentucky and Old Dominion football players on Monday after both teams were involved in a brawl during Saturday’s game.

Here is the full C-USA statement:

“After a comprehensive review of the incident that occurred during the third quarter of last Saturday’s Old Dominion at WKU football game the Conference USA office has determined the following actions will take place relating to the league’s sportsmanship rules:

Old Dominion sophomore S Christian Bynum and WKU senior RB Anthony Wales have each been suspended for the first half of their team’s games this Saturday for their conduct during the incident.

Old Dominion sophomore WR Kesean Strong, Old Dominion junior DB Rob Thompson, WKU senior WR Nicholas and WKU junior WR Kylen Towner have each been reprimanded for their roles.

Conference USA takes sportsmanship and player safety very seriously and the conference appreciates the efforts of both coaching staffs and the game officials to restore order following the incident and play the remainder of the game without any additional issues.”

Western Kentucky Director of Athletics Todd Stewart responded to the decision with a statement:

“The league informed us of their decision. Coach Brohm addressed the situation from our perspective on Saturday and again today. Our focus is on this week’s game at FAU and our goal of winning another conference championship.”

Western Kentucky beat Old Dominion 59-24 on Saturday.

Andrew Chernoff

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