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Oregon snowball fight turns mob mentality scary: UO player suspended

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An Oregon snowball fight turned ugly when a crowd joined a snowball fight organized by University of Oregon football players over the weekend. In a video that went viral, the unsuspecting victims were pelted with snowballs while in the cars and students even dumped buckets of snow on occupants of the vehicles, according to ESPN on Dec. 10.

The video offered up evidence that the participants were out of hand, resulting in suspension from the Valero Alamo Bowl for starting tight end Pharaoh Brown. The video shows the group stopping several vehicles and dumping snow out of a bucket onto the cars as well as pelting the cars with the snow balls.

Brown released a statement on Monday apologizing for his part in this Oregon snowball fight. Brown said:

"I was one of the many UO students involved in the snowball fight on Friday, and my actions escalated to an inappropriate level and, for that, I sincerely apologize. We never should have engaged innocent people, and I deeply regret my actions and will accept the consequences."

The coach for the University of Oregon announced Brown's game suspension on Monday and he too apologized to the drivers who were targeted by the snow ball incident. Coach Mark Helfrich called the behavior seen on the video as “completely unacceptable and dangerous.”

The snowball fight occurred Friday night during the snow storm. The coach said he is starting disciplinary actions against the football players involved in this snow ball fight. This snow ball incident started out as fun, but it quickly went into a mob mentality where people who were the target of these students were frightened. There were no reports of injuries from this event. Check out the video above to see the Oregon snowball fight.



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