Missouri suspends four players after brawl injures top scorer
By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER
Associated Press Writer
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Three days after a weekend brawl left his
top scorer with a broken jaw, Missouri basketball coach Mike
Anderson has suspended four players for the team's next game.
In a statement from the university, Anderson declined to
indicate the reason for the discipline, calling the infractions a
violation of team rules. But the move comes as Columbia police
verified Tuesday that several teammates were with senior guard
Stefhon Hannah when he was attacked outside a downtown nightclub
early Sunday morning. The injury could cause Hannah to miss the
rest of the season.
Suspended from Wednesday's home game against Nebraska are senior
guard Jason Horton and forwards Marshall Brown, Darryl Butterfield
and Leo Lyons. Butterfield and Brown are also seniors; Lyons is a
Sgt. Ken Hammond didn't identify the players who accompanied
Hannah but noted that "there were numerous other players there."
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