Pac-10 reviewing Oregon RB Blount's actions

Pac-10 reviewing Oregon RB Blount's actions
Pop goes the season

The Pac-10 Conference will review tape of a punch thrown by Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount following the Ducks' loss to Boise State in the season opener Thursday night.


Pac-10 spokesman Jim Muldoon says commissioner Larry Scott is on his way back from Boise, where he attended the game and saw the altercation.

Blount punched Boise State's Byron Hout and had to be restrained from fans by police officers following No. 16 Oregon's 19-8 loss to the No. 14 Broncos.

Hout will not be suspended after taunting Blount before getting decked with a punch. Boise State spokesman Max Corbet told The Associated Press in an e-mail Friday that head coach Chris Petersen won't suspend Hout. Instead, Petersen will spend time with Hout this week to help him learn from what happened.

Hout was knocked to his knees by Blount after No. 14 Boise State's 19-8 win over No. 16 Oregon on Thursday night. Hout yelled in Blount's face and tapped him on the shoulder pad before catching the right to the jaw. Petersen was trying to pull Hout away when he was hit.

The Pac-10 Conference has still to review tape of the altercation.

The Ducks were scheduled to practice Friday in Eugene.


(Copyright 2009 The Associated Press)