Memphis announces suspensions related to bowl postgame brawl

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis has suspended linebacker Leonard Pegues for 1 ½ games and defensive end Isadore Outing for one game for their roles in a brawl at the end of last season’s Miami Beach Bowl victory.

Tigers coach Justin Fuente also announced Monday that defensive back Chauncey Lanier and offensive linemen Michael Stannard, Trevon Tate and Nick Thomas would be suspended for half a game each.

Fuente said Memphis players also performed 326 hours of community service, above the 220 hours the school had required of them as part of their punishments.

Memphis had just clinched its 55-48 double-overtime Miami Beach Bowl triumph over BYU on Dec. 22 when a fight broke out between the two teams.

The Tigers open the season Saturday by hosting Missouri State.

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