Ducks tight end Pharaoh Brown suspended for Alamo Bowl over snow incident

Ducks tight end Pharaoh Brown suspended for Alamo Bowl over snow incident
December 9, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown (85) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Stanford during the Ducks' only loss this season.

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EUGENE, Ore. -- University of Oregon head football coach Mark Helfrich has announced that sophomore Pharaoh Brown is suspended for the No. 10 Ducks' Dec. 30 game vs. Texas in the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, following a snow incident involving motorists on campus last Friday.

“I was one of the many UO students involved in the snowball fight on Friday and my actions escalated to an inappropriate level and for that, I sincerely apologize," Brown said.  "We never should have engaged innocent people and I deeply regret my actions and will accept the consequences.”

All football student-athletes involved in the incident have been disciplined and like the other students involved are subject to further discipline from the Dean of Students.

Brown, a second-year tight end from Lyndhurst, Ohio, has started five of the nine games he's played in this season and has 10 receptions for 123 yards and a pair of touchdowns.