By Will Yoder
December 14, 2011

There will be no criminal charges stemming from the now infamous game-ending brawl between the University of Cincinnati and Xavier, according to the Associated Press.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deter told the AP that he decided not to file any charges after a brief investigation. Deter says that he reviewed films of the incident and held interviews with coaches, players, and witnesses.

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.

The game was ended by referees at the 9.4 second mark in the second half; Xavier won the heated game 76-53 on their home court. Team officials and coaches have expressed their apologies for the brawl.

 

 

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