Does not matter if "Memphis" started it, it was a cheap shot by the BYU player, and was an equally Cheap shot by the Memphis player who tagged the BYU player who was not involved. Cheap shots are NOT defending yourself. Wait to see what each school does to the Primary players in this thing, and also the players who continued the ruckus.
 December 23, 2014 at 10:38am
So you’re ok with and will appease those you taunt and brawl.
No, I'm not ok with those who taunt and brawl, but that is not the point. It is how we deal with it that matters. If Memphis are going to be thugs and taunt, the best thing to do is not to allow it to get under your skin. That makes them impotent. Just because they provoke you doesn't mean you take the bait and lose your cool.
Alex, taunting is one thing, but that Memphis player cut #12's eye, and he was just getting even. Yes, the BYU player shouldn't have retaliated and what he did was wrong, but I can't blame him one bit for what he did. I would have done the same thing.
BYU has always been held to a higher standard as a mormon school, and usually they do a good job, but yesterday a few student athletes lost their cool and now its all over the national news.
Look, I don’t put those that started it and those who retaliated in the same category. I agree that there are valid reasons for some players to be upset. I think the players need a fair hearing. My intent is to try to keep this game exactly what it is: a game. I’m holding out a friendly hand to the other side (Memphis) to hopefully help cool down some of the bad feelings, not because I owe them that, but because it is pointless to try to make this into a culture war. If they don’t respond in kind, it is no skin off my nose.
 December 23, 2014 at 10:36am
Disagree. It’s culturally relevant.
 December 23, 2014 at 10:35am
#12, who delivered the blind side shot was retaliating against the guy who cut his eye. I’d have done the same thing. You don’t get to punch me, cut my eye and walk away. I’m getting payback. If not now then later.
Memphis was taunting big time. It’s a thug school. Win with humility is gone in the culture of in your face thugs.
"It’s a thug school" Been there Couldn't agree more
Fairly consistent with happenings in Orange Mound (area of Memphis where the Liberty Bowl--home stadium of the Univ of Memphis).
BYU #12 was sucker punching any Memphis player he could find. Memphis #40 didn't deliver the blow that cut #12's eye. #94 from Memphis jacked Nacua for taking sucker punches at other Memphis players. Here's the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a1QnVGtDg4
The Memphis player that started it #97 should receive punishment along with any other player throwing punches or kicks, including #12 from BYU.
 December 23, 2014 at 10:16am
The imbecile majority voters in New York City get what they vote for. They want a far left anti-American all controlling high taxation nanny socialist gov’t.
Sane people should leave New York immediately. It is doomed.
“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” – Alexander Hamilton 1755-1804
 December 22, 2014 at 10:44pm
Obama and his administration are immoral and corrupt. Unimaginable arrogance.
In my book he’s a traitor.
December 22, 2014 at 10:40pm
There is no end to the depth of their depravity.
December 22, 2014 at 10:36pm
Do not trust the media. They are part of the problem and lie routinely.
Tawanda is illiterate. What language is that?
 December 22, 2014 at 10:30pm
Remember when the extremist liberals claimed it would be conservative groups like the TEA Party that would cause unrest and violence?
I always knew it would be the extreme liberals who would become unhinged. They are mentally and emotionally disturbed.
Go read some of the Huffpo posts on this subject. These people are mindless freaks. Lunatics.
 December 22, 2014 at 10:24pm
Just another loud mouth racist fool who couldn’t care a less about facts and reality.
 December 22, 2014 at 4:40pm
I don’t get welfare. I pay for it. I don’t get an Obama phone, EBT, cut rate housing, free medical care. I pay for it. I don’t get affirmative action, tuition rate cuts. I pay for it. I have no White Caucus. There is no United Caucasian College Fund. No White Entertainment Television. No National Association for the Advancement of White People. No National White Business Council or White Chamber of Commerce. No Caucasian Scholarships. I get blamed for all racism. all poverty. I’m called greedy and blamed for creating a horrible country and culture. And on and on and on.
This White Privilege thing is killing me.
 December 21, 2014 at 9:42pm
In this country it is not illegal to be a complete fool, immoral, unempathetic, racist, POS.
And these folks sure are just that. Shame on them. They are lost and deceived.
 December 21, 2014 at 9:19pm
You are blind and misinformed if you really believe that.
I support the police and feel disdain for your comment.
December 17, 2014 at 12:19am
Apparently they are more interested in image than honesty.
December 17, 2014 at 12:15am
Yet another example of dishonest reporting by the corrupt media.
Do not trust them. They are a big part of the problem.
 December 16, 2014 at 1:11pm
Exactly. Thanks to big govt and extreme liberalism that is how far we have fallen.