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 Scout.com 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)