The MEAC on Wednesday announced the suspension of 14 players following an altercation involving the Virginia University of Lynchburg and Howard University football teams on Saturday.
Following a thorough review of the video footage, 14 student-athletes from Howard violated conference policy, Chapter 3, Section 5, Article 4 of the 2021-22 MEAC Constitution & By-Laws, concerning the role of student-athletes and sportsmanship, which reads, in part, “Student-athletes are expected to treat opponents with respect. They must be aware significant penalties will be applied for fighting, taunting an opponent, or other unethical conduct.”
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According to MEAC by-laws, the Howard student-athletes will be suspended for their next game.
As Saturday’s contest was the last game of the 2021 season, those student-athletes will serve their suspension in the 2022 season opener.
Punishments for Virginia Lynchburg players have not been announced.