Report: Prosecutor Reviewing Cincinnati-Xavier Fight For Criminal Charges

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Monday December 12th, 2011

Criminal charges may be filed as a result of the now infamous brawl at the end of the Cincinnati-Xavier basketball game, ESPN.com reports.

A southwest Ohio prosecutor is considering the criminal charges, according to a statement issued Monday. His office is currently reviewing the fight to determine if criminal charges are “appropriate.”

Four players have been suspended by both Cincinnati and Xavier for their involvement in the melee. The longest suspension, six games, was doled out to Cincinnati’s Yancy Gates, for bloodying a Xavier player with a punch to the face.

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