MEAC Suspends 21 Players Involved In SC State/Norfolk State Brawl

By Steven J. Gaither

A brawl between Norfolk State and South Carolina State has had major consequences. The MEAC has announced suspensions for 21 players between the two teams for a fight that took place on the field in Orangeburg on Saturday.

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Eleven Norfolk State players and 10 SC State players were suspended by the league according to WIS.

“Because the penalty for the violation for the MEAC supersedes that of the NCAA, in this instance,” Patricia Porter said in Monday’s press release, “each student-athlete involved in the altercation will sit out the next game. As the altercation happened during the final game of the season, the penalty will be enforced for the first game of the 2015 football season.”

Those penalties will not apply to seniors who have used up their eligibility.The names of the student-athletes suspended have not been released. SC State won 30-20, sharing the MEAC Championship with four other schools.

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