LeGarrette Blount and Byron Hout’s Two Wrongs Deserve Two Punishments

Posted by Don Spieles on September-4-2009 Add Comments

The Boise State-Oregon game last night was the first to use the NCAA's new "handshake"  policy. Both teams engaged in the totally symbolic gesture of shaking hands prior to the game. But after Oregon lost, all sportsmanship, real or symbolic, went out the window.

When the two teams passed each other on the field after the game, Byron Hout of Boise State sought out Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount to taunt him. After tapping Blount on the shoulder pads to get his attention, Hout then proceeded to say something to Blount. Blount promptly punched Hout in the jaw.

Blount needs to be disciplined, and he will be. He was suspended for a time last year for behavior issues.

However, the reality of the situation is...

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