By Josh Spat
Oregon Ducks football player, Pharaoh Brown, was suspended from playing in the Valero Alamo Bowl last December. Brown is a sophomore Tight End who along with John Mundt, had shared time replacing Colt Lyerla, who left the team earlier in the year. He was suspended on account of his actions during a snowball fight that took place on the Oregon campus.
Several other Oregon football players were involved in the snowball fight and are facing disciplinary actions. The snowball fight was organized and started by football players over Twitter. The punishments for these players have not been specified, but Brown was the only one that received suspension on account of the snowball fight.
“I don’t think it was right, they were just having fun,” said Hunter Moore, a junior at NEHS. When asked what he thought a reasonable punishment would be, Austin Barrett (also a junior), said, “Maybe suspending him for just a quarter, or half.”
Pharaoh was captured on video dumping a plastic boxful of snow on a car that had been stopped in the middle of the snowball fight. Moments later, as the driver begin to step out of his vehicle, Brown doused him with anther boxful of snow. The driver was a former professor at Oregon and says he will not press charges. There were no injuries or damage to the vehicles as a result of the incident.
Brown had 10 catches with 123 yards and two receiving touchdowns. He started at Tight End ever since the departure of Colt Lyerla from the team early in the year. Lyerla left the team shortly after serving a one-game suspension for breaking unspecified team rules. John Mundt and Evan Baylis replaced Pharoah in the Alamo Bowl.
The Ducks finished with a record of 11 wins and 2 losses, the Texas Longhorns with 8 wins and 5 losses, after the Alamo Bowl. The game was played on December 30th in San Antonio, Texas.