Memphis’ review finds 12 Tigers to be punished for brawl

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Memphis will punish 12 Tigers for their role in the brawl after their double overtime win at the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl following an internal review by the university.

Officials announced Tuesday that they had identified 12 players who took part in the brawl that followed Memphis’ 55-48 double overtime win over BYU on Dec. 22.

BYU had no immediate comment on how many Cougars might face punishment.

Punishment includes being suspended from practices and scrimmages and up to two games, though which players will be suspended from games will not be announced until the start of the 2015 season. Other penalties include mandatory anger-management counseling, community service and unspecified punishment from coach Justin Fuente.

BYU and Memphis players also will formally apologize in a conference call.

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