Massive Brawl Breaks Out Between Kansas & KSU, 4 Players Suspended
Kansas vs. Kansas State Massive Brawl Breaks Out Suspensions Handed Down
1/22/2020 3:15 PM PT
3:04 PM PT -- The Big 12 Conference just announced the official punishments for the brawl ... and it seems pretty light.
Kansas players Silvio De Sousa was suspended 12 games and David McCormack was suspended 2 games.
Kansas State's James Love was handed an 8-game punishment and Antonio Gordon was suspended 3 games.
Commissioner Bob Bowlsby released a statement on the incident ... saying “This kind of behavior cannot be tolerated and these suspensions reflect the severity of last evening’s events. I am appreciative of the cooperation of both institutions in resolving this matter.”
Worth noting -- all the players will be back from suspension in time for the Big 12 and the NCAA tournaments
10:11 AM PT -- Kansas coach Bill Self says Silvio De Sousa has been suspended indefinitely while the Big 12 investigates the altercation.
De Sousa was the player who held a stool over his head during the fight.
All hell broke loose at the end of the Kansas vs. Kansas State game on Tuesday ... with the players getting in a bench-clearing brawl.
It all got started in the closing seconds of the Jayhawks' 81-60 win ... when K. State's DaJuan Gordon stripped the ball from Kansas' Silvio De Sousa to try for a last-second bucket.
De Sousa ended up catching up with Gordon, stuffed his layup attempt ... and then proceeded to stand on top of his opponent.
The 2 players started going at it -- and then both teams rushed over to defend their teammates.
That's when MAYHEM ensued ... with players, coaches and other staff members getting involved. Punches were thrown, kicks and even one player thought about using a stool before an assistant coach yanked it from him.
Cops on the scene eventually broke up the fight after several minutes ... and both teams went to the locker room to cool off.
The craziest part??? The teams ended up having to come BACK out on the court to finish the last 0.1 seconds left in the game so K. State could shoot technical free throws.
Of course, there WILL be punishment handed down ... so it's just a matter of time before the teams find out the consequences of the melee.
Originally published -- 7:36 PM PT