Louisiana Tech announced on Saturday that the program is suspending a player who appeared to stomp on the head of an opposing player during a game on Friday night.
Brevin Randle, a 6-foot 230-pound linebacker, was suspended by the school for his actions during the second quarter of the team’s matchup against the University of Texas at El Paso.
Louisiana Tech athletic director Eric Wood said in a statement, “Coach Cumbie and I met with Brevin Randle today and informed him that he has been suspended indefinitely as a result of the incident during last night’s game versus UTEP.”
“In speaking with Brevin, he acknowledges that his action was wrong and understands the consequence of that action,” the statement continued. “Our university, athletic department, and football program believe in culture, class, and competitive excellence and in no way was that displayed in that moment.”
Sports Illustrated noted that Randle pushed UTEP offensive lineman Steven Hubbard into the turf after a play and that while he was on the ground he “stepped on the player’s head and neck area with his right foot.”
Wood said Randle’s disregard for his opponent’s safety and his unbecoming conduct, falling below his program’s standards, led to the suspension.
“Our University, athletic department, and football program believe in culture, class, and competitive excellence and in no way was that displayed in that moment,” Wood said.
Wood shared that Randle acknowledged “that his action was wrong and understands the consequence.”
Officials appear to have missed seeing the incident as no penalty flags were thrown.
Louisiana Tech beat UTEP by two touchdowns, 24-10.
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