Kansas Punishment For Kansas State Brawl Revealed
Kansas’ punishment for the Kansas State brawl has been revealed.
Silvio De Sousa, the Jayhawks forward who played a central role in the melee, has been suspended indefinitely.
“I have suspended Silvio De Sousa indefinitely pending the final outcome of the review by KU and the Big 12 Conference,” Kansas head coach Bill Self announced on Wednesday.
“As I said last night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior.”
Bill Self: “There will be consequences, as I stated. … We’re in process of communicating with league offices and everything else. I’m not at liberty, nor do I know at this particular moment, what will be appropriate at this time because we’re in process of discussing.”
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A brawl erupted during Tuesday night’s showdown between Kansas and Kansas State.
With the game essentially over, De Sousa brought the ball down the court in order to run out the clock.
Suddenly, a Kansas State player swooped in, stole the ball and attempted to take it back for a meaningless layup.
The layup was blocked from behind and a brawl subsequently ensued.
Self indicated on Wednesday that additional punishments may be coming.
“There will be consequences, as I stated,” he noted.
“We’re in process of communicating with league offices and everything else.
“I’m not at liberty, nor do I know at this particular moment, what will be appropriate at this time because we’re in process of discussing.”
Kansas and Kansas State will reportedly determine their own penalties for what transpired this week. Then if the penalties are deemed insufficient, the Big 12 will step in.
More punishments should be coming within the next 24 to 48 hours. It will be interesting to see the severity of those when they are finally announced.