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Boise player won't be suspended, will be disciplined

In the aftermath of the Punch Heard ‘Round the College Football World, there was more than one person of the mindset that the Boise State player who touched off LeGarrette Blount‘s postgame meltdown — Byron Hout — should be suspended for taunting.

While head coach Chris Petersen is not pleased with his player’s actions, he will not suspend the player.

Instead, the Idaho Statesman is reporting, Haut will be disciplined internally.

We’re not good with it,” Petersen said. “It always takes two to tangle. Those are things we preach about every day around here. We just need to keep our mouths closed … and let our play speak for itself.

“I’m sure (Blount) would give his right arm to take that whole thing back, how it looks. Byron’s mistake wasn’t as extreme as LeGarrette’s, but he was still wrong.”

There is no word yet on what type of penalty Blount will face from Oregon for his punch to Hout’s jaw.

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  1. dcfan-1212450 says: Sep 4, 2009 2:29 PM

    I wish they would release what he said. If he called him a wimp is not like making a comment about his mama. He triggered this stupid young man into a fit of rage. He has to have said something pretty bad. Surprised he wasnt suspended at least a game to be honost. He is not innocent here at all.

  2. reel says: Sep 4, 2009 2:39 PM

    Coaches need to emphasise the game and that it is still just a damn game. Our character of our football players continue to diminish as the fact that this is just a GAME and not life and death as players and many fans seem to think. You don’t think this is common? How about the following:
    11/26/08: Florida State WRs Bert Reed and Cameron Wade: arrested on misdemeanor battery charges. 11/21/08: Florida QB Cameron Newton: arrested and charged with felony counts of burglary, larceny and obstruction of justice. 11/14/08: West Virginia FB Maxwell Anderson and holder Jeremy Kash: charged with misdemeanor battery. 11/4/08: Florida CB Jacques Rickerson: arrested and charged with felony battery. 10/30/08: Virginia FB RaShawn Jackson: charged with one count of breaking and entering and one count of grand larceny. 10/23/08: East Carolina RB Jonathan Williams: arrested and charged on two misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon. 10/22/08: Cal FB R.J. Garrett: arrested and charged with armed robbery. 10/20/08: Georgia DT Brandon Wood: arrested and charged with DUI. 10/20/08: Georgia OT Vince Vance: arrested for not having a valid driver’s license. 10/18/08: Iowa OL James Ferentz: got an underage drinking citation. 10/16/08: Illinois QB Eddie McGee: arrested and accused of knocking a woman to the floor during a dance. 10/15/08: Toledo WR Nick Moore: charged with disorderly conduct. 10/15/08: Toledo DE Albertson Alexandre: charged with obstructing official business. 10/8/08: Virginia Tech WR Ike Whitaker: charged with two misdemeanors, public swearing and intoxication. 10/2/08: Notre Dame TE Will Yeatman: sentenced on previous misdemeanor drunk driving charges. 9/21/08: Notre Dame C Mike Golic Jr.: charged with being a minor consuming alcohol. 9/21/08: Notre Dame TE Will Yeatman: charged with being a minor consuming alcohol. 9/19/08: Kansas State RB Leon Patton: arrested on a child abuse charge. 9/19/08: Virginia QB Peter Lalich: admits he violated his probation. 9/17/08: Wisconsin LB Jonathan Casillas: cited for drunken driving while riding a mo-ped. 9/17/08: Penn State DL Abe Koroma: charged with marijuana possession. 9/17/08: Penn State DL Maurice Evans: charged with marijuana possession. 9/13/08: USC CB Shareece Wright: charged with felony resisting a police officer. 9/9/08: Arizona WR Terrell Reese: charged with driving while intoxicated. 8/31/08: Texas DT Lamarr Houston: arrested and charged with drunken driving. 8/18/08: Virginia Tech WR Zach Luckett: arrested and charged with DUI. 8/15/08: Michigan RB Kevin Grady: Pleads guilty to DUI.
    Come on coaches…let’s emphasise some moral character in our players, not just the win.

  3. reel says: Sep 4, 2009 2:41 PM

    It looks like taunting finally met its match….

  4. Honest Citizen says: Sep 4, 2009 3:00 PM

    You have got to be kidding me! I wonder if the coaches are teaching any basic principles concerning sportsmanship, discipline and honor? If in fact they are; then Blount failed the test “MISERABLY”! And deserves nothing less than a “Space Shuttle” launch out of college and into “JAIL” for assault, fortified with intensive anger management training, better yet, indoctrination! This low “IQ THUG”, is simply a dangerous menace to society at large and should be treated accordingly.

  5. tinshaker says: Sep 4, 2009 3:08 PM

    Florio wants me to tell you you’re an idiot….(drool)….

  6. tinshaker says: Sep 4, 2009 3:11 PM

    Riddle me this:
    I don’t care that Blount punched that other moron. What I care about is that I have Blount on my fantasy team this week and he ran 8 times for -5 yards and had 13 yards receiving and no TDs. I was about to drop his arse because I suspected he’d be suspended. So, now that he’s NOT suspended, should I keep him and get another ONE point from him or should I assume he’ll get back on track and score 3 TDs next week?

  7. Wrathchild says: Sep 4, 2009 3:20 PM

    Discipline him? Like what, spank him?

  8. John Taylor says: Sep 4, 2009 3:21 PM

    Just to clarify: it was the Boise St. player who was not suspended. Oregon still has yet to release what type of punishment Blount will face.

  9. YungClown says: Sep 4, 2009 3:22 PM

    Blount is deffinetly gonna be suspended…we just dont kno how long yet… “tinshaker” scoop up another RB

  10. tinshaker says: Sep 4, 2009 3:25 PM

    Wow, yeah I totally read the headline as ‘Blount’ instead of ‘Boise’ ! Ooops!
    Thanks guys.

  11. skinny pigeon says: Sep 4, 2009 5:10 PM

    Come on peeople, it’s football. Do you really think Hout said something that Blount didn’t hear in the pile? In the hundreds of times I had to see the replay on ESPN, it looked to me like Hout said something about the ass whuppin’.
    Look for Blount to be in Vegas next week with Pacman Jones.

  12. Steve in Montana says: Sep 4, 2009 5:48 PM

    The problem is, it’s not just a game anymore. There is far too much at stake. Hundreds of thousands of dollars to the school when it gets to a bowl game. Even more if they win a major bowl. These aren’t just kids playing a game anymore. These schools go out and get the best talent that they can to do just one thing. Win baby. Many times completely overlooking the kids history and temperment. I’d bet that virtually every team in America has run into a similar situations with a punk on the team. It’s bound to happen in this day and age. It’s unfortunate.

  13. myuseridsbc says: Sep 4, 2009 11:16 PM

    He should be suspended for half the year for his role in this… I’m not approving of the response, but had he not provoked the Oregon player this would have never occurred.

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