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Sport Kansas indefinitely suspends Silvio De Sousa after he picked up chair in middle of brawl

20:40  22 january  2020
20:40  22 january  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa has been suspended indefinitely by the school for his role in a brawl at the end of the Jayhawks’ victory over Kansas State on Tuesday.

De Sousa picked up a chair in the middle of the brawl after it spilled into the floor seating area behind one of the baskets at Allen Fieldhouse. Someone got De Sousa to put the chair down before he used it as Kansas and Kansas State players fought amidst media and fans.

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De Sousa helped instigate the fight by standing over Kansas State’s DaJuan Gordon after blocking a layup attempt of Gordon’s. De Sousa went for the block after Gordon stole the ball from him as Kansas was trying to dribble out the clock in the 81-60 blowout win.

There has been no discipline announced yet for other players’ roles in the fight. Kansas’ Marcus Garrett and David McCormick could face discipline along with Kansas State’s James Love and David Sloan and others who played a role in the mess. They could face punishment from their respective schools and/or the Big 12.

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Kansas promised consequences from the fight after the game Tuesday night.

“The conduct of a few of our student-athletes at the conclusion of [Tuesday night’s] game vs. Kansas State was simply unacceptable and not reflective of who we are,” Kansas athletic director Jeff Long said in a statement Tuesday night. “Coach Self and I will review the incident, along with the Big 12 Conference and Kansas State to determine appropriate consequences. There is no place for this conduct in college athletics or here at KU. I would like to apologize to the Big 12 Conference, Kansas State University, Gene Taylor, Bruce Weber and all fans for the lack of sportsmanship from members of our team this evening.”

De Sousa was previously suspended by NCAA

This isn’t the first suspension of De Sousa’s turbulent college career. He was handed a two-year ban by the NCAA after an Adidas representative testified in the high-profile FBI trial involving college basketball that he had paid De Sousa’s guardian during the player’s recruitment.

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The suspension got cut in half in May after Kansas appealed and De Sousa was reinstated and able to play this season. Until this suspension by the school, De Sousa had played in all 18 of Kansas’ games in 2019-20 and has come off the bench in 17 of them. He’s averaging 2.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in just over eight minutes per game. 

Silvio De Sousa (22) in the middle of the fight between Kansas and Kansas State players. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Silvio De Sousa (22) in the middle of the fight between Kansas and Kansas State players. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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