Miami Hurricanes and FIU Should be Ashamed and Suspended for Year if Not Permanently


The fight that ensued during The University of Miami and Florida International game was nothing more than a gang thug brawl. The actions of the players were nothing more than that of punks. It is hard to imagine that this is what college sports finds acceptable. This is what is getting a free ride through college on an athletic scholarship. This is what college football has been reduced to at these two schools? Heads should role.

At the 1:50 moment of this video you hear why such events take place. Listen to the announcer who is a former Miami ‘thug” Hurricane player, Lamar Thomas. This announcer too should be fired. What a disgrace this entire thing was and the announcer is completely fine with what is going on. In fact, he actually states that it should continue after the game. Talking is pathetic punk gang slang he says the following:

“Now that’s what I am talking about. You come into our house, you should get your behind kicked. You don’t come in to the OB playing that stuff.”

“I say why don’t they just meet outside in the tunnel after the ball game and get it on some more.”

Check out at  3:22 where the Miami Hurricanes are jumping up and down on the sidelines with their helmets in the air. They are actually proud of what has gone on.

 The end result of this pathetic display of athletics and sportsmanship was 31 players were suspended. Suspensions??? These players should lose their scholarships. There best be dismissals from school. Some of these people should have been arrested for what took place.


Thirty one players were suspended on Sunday for their role in a sideline-clearing brawl during a game between Miami and Florida International on Saturday.

The Atlantic Coast Conference suspended 13 players, hours after Miami announced that eight players had been sanctioned. Later, the Sun Belt Conference, in conjunction with FIU, said 18 players had been suspended. Further penalties were not ruled out. (ESPN)

Guess what folks … this better not be the final punishment. THAT IS A JOKE. There are people that participated in this brawl that not only should be suspended permanently from ever playing 1A football ever again, but should have criminal assault charges handed to them. Thats how out of hand this got. Players used helmet and crutches as weapons. People were kicked and stomped as they lay on the ground.


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One game suspensions??? Give me a break. These pampered thugs should be booted out of their respective universities. Let them take this nonsense back to the streets and gangs where is belongs. The two universities and their Presidents should be embarrassed.

UPDATE: Miami extends 1 suspension, FIU dismisses 2 in wake of melee

News Flash Presidents of Miami & FIU … this isn’t even close to enough punishment. If you even think that a one game suspension for all that participated is enough, you are pathetic. You call yourselves institutions of academic learning? This is what these thugs get away with when all can see on National TV. We can only imagine what happens when the cameras are off. You had people kicking people in the head and stomping on players on the ground. The University of Miami is a joke. You best do better than extending suspensions.

Miami’s Anthony Reddick, who wielded his helmet as a weapon before smashing it into an FIU player, had his one-game suspension increased to an indefinite one, leaving the remainder of his season in serious doubt.

Meanwhile, FIU’s new sanctions were considerably tougher: The Golden Panthers dismissed two players, Marshall McDuffie Jr. and Chris Smith, and issued 16 other players — all who were originally handed one-game suspensions — indefinite breaks from the game. (Yahoo Sports)

UPDATE II: Analyst fired, comments during telecast of brawl to be edited

This was previously stated in the above post … “Listen to the announcer who is a former Miami ‘thug” Hurricane player, Lamar Thomas. This announcer too should be fired”. Guess what, he was. Say good bye Lamar.

MIAMI (AP) — Former Miami player Lamar Thomas lost his TV analyst job Monday over comments he made during a sideline-clearing brawl involving the Hurricanes and Florida International.

Comcast Sports SouthEast, a regional cable network that hired Thomas before the season, also decided to edit out his comments before the game is replayed later this week.

So they edited out the comments. That’s nice, we didn’t.

“Now, that’s what I’m talking about,” Thomas said as the brawl raged out of control. “You come into our house, you should get your behind kicked. You don’t come into the OB playing that stuff. You’re across the ocean over there. You’re across the city. You can’t come over to our place talking noise like that. You’ll get your butt beat. I was about to go down the elevator to get in that thing.”

“We’ve had a down couple years but you don’t come in here talking smack. Not in our house.”

UPDATE III: On a lighter note to show the absurdity of what took play in the OB, that would be Orange Bowl for all those not hip to South Florida and Lamat Thomas lingo … Check out Guns n’ Butter, this is funny.



Posted October 16, 2006 by
Bizarre, Sports, WTF | 19 comments

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    19 Responses to “Miami Hurricanes and FIU Should be Ashamed and Suspended for Year if Not Permanently”

    1. Scrapiron on October 16th, 2006 9:16 pm

      There should be some really serious criminal charges filed. The evidence of felony assult is on film so conviction should be automatic. 25 or so should be dismissed not only from the team but from college. If any other college accepts them then it should be without any ‘taxpayer’ funded assistance.

    2. hammer on October 16th, 2006 9:28 pm


      …after this disgraceful display. Hi-end, academically competitive schools (98% of BC athletic scholarship students graduate within 4 years) should not be playing in this conference.

      There is something wrong here.


    3. GRETAmal on October 16th, 2006 10:20 pm

      This whole fight was a disgrace. They should all be put in jail. There was felony assult with the throwing of helmets and other objects. The way our system works they will all be back playing in a couple weeks !!!!!!!

    4. joe bear on October 16th, 2006 11:08 pm

      Oh Miami,you need Butch Davis back.I am ashamhed to be a football fan after that Brawl,Kick all of the players in the brawl out.And we wonder why incidents with atheletes happen.Joe Bear

    5. Scared Monkeys on October 16th, 2006 11:47 pm

      Updates … some suspensions extended, 2 dismissals, color commentator fired.

      This is not nearly enough.

    6. Richard on October 17th, 2006 5:53 am

      “Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,
      Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.”

      (Matthew Grey (?), “Elegy written in a country churchyard”)

      Mind is going blank; please correct me on the writer.

      Anyway, my tastes run more to chess than football, but if this is what college sports are reduced to … drop them.

      I’m serious. Maybe the quaint notion that one went to college to get an education could be revived … not that anyone esteems such a thing, but given the increasing amount of money poured into education, and the apparently diminishing returns on our social investment, some rethinking of the whole grand scheme might be worthwhile.

      What in God’s name ever happened to decency? Not to mention the virtue that USED to be called sportsmanship.

      As a kid, a most unathletic one, I remember being inspired by the story of Lou Gehrig. He was hit with a debilitating disease, one that, I believe, made it more and more painful and difficult for him to keep playing baseball.

      Yet he continued to play as long as he could. Why? Because he thought that was what he was supposed to do.

      In my mind, you could take all the superstar athletes, throw in the self-important Hollywood types, add most of the news media names, weigh them all in the scale against Lou Gehrig … and the balance would be nowhere near level.

      In Gehrig’s time, of course, things like dedication and team play were admired. What does our society hold up today as worthy of admiration? Being on TV?

    7. Houston on October 17th, 2006 6:30 am

      These teams need to show a little more “class” as Bear Bryant would have said.

    8. kay zee ess on October 17th, 2006 8:30 am

      So sorry, much too much money involved in this business to speak of such foolishness as throwing out a team such as Miami. Almost laughable in fact. This IS money you are talking about, so snap out of it already.

      By the bye, I feel that these riots are just starting and there will be more on the way to come. Don’t know why, just a feeling.

    9. Mike on October 17th, 2006 8:37 am


      Actually you don’t even have to go as far back as Gehrig….Look at Cal Ripken Jr. a class act all thru his career and that was just back 5 or 6 years ago, I do agree he was the exception though.

    10. Miss-Underestimated on October 17th, 2006 10:41 am

      Those are not football players, they are not sportsmen, they are criminals of assault and battery, thugs.

      They need to hit them with criminal charges. But hey when you have colleges courting these thugs, whadya expect?

    11. Houston on October 17th, 2006 10:57 am

      Everyone needs to remember that College football players are young….many are teenagers or just turned 20. A lot is put on their shoulders by the College they represent.


      SM: I am not really buying that excuse. These guys know the difference between right & wrong. I have played college sports. One of the reasons why I changed from football to rugby.

      You beat the living daylights out of each other all game with no pads and then drink with your foe afterwards. No fights, no BS … just good cleans, hard hitting sports and then celebrate afterwards with people who were trying to drive you into the turf.

      Unfortunately, the mentality of the college athlete today is much different than in prior years.


    12. Freebrid on October 17th, 2006 11:14 am

      The Commentator who was agging on the fight kept on saying you don’t come up in our house, we take care of business, well maybe if business was taken care of at home when they were younger and taught a few manners this would not have happened! THUG!!! Can you say that up in the house!! That was a total disgrace to the sport and to the ball teams involved!!!!!!!! And as for the commentator he is a disgrace to his job, I’m glad the commission fired him!!!!

    13. GretaMAL on October 17th, 2006 11:19 am

      KAY ZEE, You are sooo RIGHT !! It is all about the $$$ MONEY $$$$ Always has and always will !!!!!

    14. on October 17th, 2006 12:41 pm

      And I am noticing the little NIKE check mark on every athlete in this brawl… NIKE should stop pouring their $$ into thug-life… the rest of us are sick of it!

    15. Maggie on October 17th, 2006 7:26 pm

      Well said #14.

    16. GRETAmal on October 17th, 2006 7:36 pm

      Why don’t we just BOYCOTT NIKE !!!!!!!!!!!!

    17. john on October 18th, 2006 12:02 am

      Thug life? They are all a bunch of {{edit}}.

    18. Brandon on October 19th, 2006 1:08 pm

      Y’all believe the media hype. This was nothing more than an overblown fight…happens every year at many prestigious Universities. It’s happened at Ohio State, Notre Dame, and even at Dartmouth (this past weekend). You won’t see Dartmouth on the 6 o’clock news. It is about money, not how many endorsements the University gets, but how much the media profits in ad dollars by perpetually covering the Hurricanes.

    19. Trapper on February 28th, 2008 7:54 am

      I find it utterly amazing that this brawl gets promoted so much. There was a much. much worse one on the college gridiron the very same day. It goes unnoticed though. I guess it’s more of a case of who you are than what you do.

      Although I do not condone the actions of the UM/FIU players, they are not the only ones that do this. It happens all to frequently in the NCAA. Sadly, the crucifiers and haters zero in on the Hurricanes. Had this altercation been between FIU and USF it would have gone almost unnoticed. If it was between Penn State and Mich. State it would have been swept under the carpet.

      Do you realize that by continually smearing the University of Miami you actually are making a negative statement about yourself and your own values?

      There are hundreds of on field and off field crimes committed by players in NCAA football each and every year. Most are much worse than this brawl was. If you want to do something “beneficial and worthwhile” address those problems and shine some light on them. The problem is not the Miami Hurricanes. It’s the lack of good behavior of players, in general, in college football.

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