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Wazzu WR suffers skull fracture in brawl with Idaho players

Mansel Simmons

An incident involving two FBS football programs over the weekend has left one with a player hospitalized with a serious injury and the other with a player potentially facing charges.

According to multiple media outlets, members of both the Idaho and Washington State football teams were at a party at a private residence late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.  About 20 football players from both sides were in attendance, but were “asked” to leave after the two groups began arguing.

The disagreement spilled over to a parking lot — a church parking lot, no less — across the street from the party, with Cougars wide receiver Mansel Simmons knocked unconscious in the ensuing brawl.  Simmons was taken to one area hospital before being transported to another with what was reported to be a fractured skull.  The player did not regain consciousness until Monday and remains hospitalized.

No arrests have been made and the incident remains under investigation, although a police official told that “[w]e’re pretty sure we know who the University of Idaho player is who hit Mr. Simmons.”

As is their policy, Wazzu has not commented on any injuries Simmons may have suffered.  Likewise, Idaho has yet to comment on any players who may have been involved in the incident.

Simmons was a redshirt his true freshman season in 2011 and did not catch a pass last year.

(Photo credit: Washington State athletics)

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6 Responses to “Wazzu WR suffers skull fracture in brawl with Idaho players”
  1. thegamecocker says: Mar 26, 2013 3:20 PM

    Happy the kid is awake and hope there is no residual brain damage which happens in these kind of injuries.

  2. emeraldcityfan says: Mar 26, 2013 3:44 PM

    Yikes. With UI only being 8 miles away, these incidents happen too often.
    Fulmer Cup here we come!

  3. necr0philia says: Mar 26, 2013 3:56 PM

    Kids wanting to be Bad A$$e$ in front of there “BOYS”!! Grow up people! I hope he makes a full recovery!!

  4. seabronco says: Mar 27, 2013 7:28 AM

    Of course wazzu

  5. 11thstreetmafia says: Mar 27, 2013 8:42 AM

    For some reason, this is funny. I can just see the Wazzu guys Rollin into the party thinking they are royalty, until……

  6. abrellbama says: Mar 27, 2013 6:28 PM

    Since 2010 to present, Washington State has had 21 football player arrests. Now you know why. They party too much and can’t control their tempers. I hope Mansiel Simmons makes a complete recovery but that is a very dangerous injury and probably just ended his football career. This is what happens when alcohol is mixed with too much masculinity.

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