Oregon RB throws punch after season-opening loss to Boise State
In their home opener, the 14th-ranked Broncos ran over the 16th-ranked Ducks, as
But all didn't end quietly. As the Broncos started celebrating their victory, defensive lineman Hout yelled in Blount's face and provokingly tapped him on the shoulder. Broncos head coach
The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Blount then hit one of his teammates before police and team staff escorted him off the field, holding him back as he tried to swing at heckling fans.
"It was just something that I shouldn't have done," said Blount, who had eight carries for a loss of five yards. "I lost my head."
Though Blount apologized profusely during the postgame new conference, Oregon University president
Blount's punishment comes nearly seven months after he was suspended indefinitely from the team for failing to "fulfill team obligations." Details of the February suspension were not disclosed by then-coach Bellotti, and Blount, a transfer from East Mississippi CC, was reinstated before spring practice.
Hout will not be suspended for Thurday's altercation, despite taunting Blount before getting socked.
Boise State spokesman