Full Video: LeGarrette Blount Punches Boise State’s Byron Hout After Game
If the entire sports world didn’t know the name LeGarrette Blount before, they will now. The 17 touchdowns from last season and the potential Heisman dark horse run have been marred by Blount’s actions after Oregon’s beat down by Boise State on Thursday night. Upset, angered, frustrated, and disgusted by Oregon’s crap performance and his terrible performance, Blount went crazy after the game. Check out this video of LeGarrette Blount punching Boise State player Byron Hout:
As far as culpability here, Hout clearly initiated with some trash talking because even his coach was pulling him back in a manner of saying “hey, stop that.” Still, no doubt Blount crossed a line by delivering a punch. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Blount threw a punch at his own teammate! (#86), and then later was charged up going after the fans and had to be restrained like a mad man. Blount embarrassed himself and his school, and a suspension for poor sportsmanship, unnecessary aggression, and an inability to maintain sanity is in line. I’d say the kid should be suspended by the Pac-10 around three games to send a message that his actions were unacceptable and I really couldn’t disagree if the team suspends him for the season. His team was embarrassing, uninspired, and inept. If there’s anyone he should be upset with it’s himself for his 8 carry -5 yard performance and the rest of his team. That’s no way to take out frustration.