A snowball fight where Oregon Ducks football players and fellow students began pelting a car and its driver with snowballs has led to a key player being suspended for the team's bowl game.
Oregon Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich suspended Pharoah Brown, the team's starting tight end, for the Alamo Bowl game against Texas.
"I was one of the many UO students involved in the snowball fight on Friday and my actions escalated to an inappropriate level and for that, I sincerely apologize," Brown said in a statement issued by the school's athletic department. "We never should have engaged innocent people and I deeply regret my actions and will accept the consequences."
The massive snowball fight, organized by Ducks football players, started out innocent enough, but a video titled "Students get out of hand during Friday's snowfall" surfaced over the weekend.
The video from student website The Daily Emerald showed Oregon students - and apparently Brown - dumping snow on a driver who stepped out of his car.
Assistant athletic director Andy McNamara issued a statement that said all football student athletes involved in the incident have been disciplined. Like other students involved, they're still subject to further discipline from the university's Dean of Students.
The Daily Emerald's YouTube video received 2.3 million views in less than three days.
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