All it took for Oregon Tailback LeGarrette Blount to get out of town without an arrest by Boise PD was an apology after sucker punching BSU defensive end Byron Hout when players and coaches from both teams mingled on the field following the game.
Football is a rough game that brings out the worst–and best–in athletes, fans, and the media. One could argue that Blount’s chances at the Heisman trophy are over, but the recent news of convicted felon Michael Vick returning to the NFL would seem to contradict that notion.
Former Nampa prep football player Kip Ramos didn’t fare as well as Blount when it came criminal charges being filed. He was convicted last year of battery, fined, and confined in lieu of jail. Ramos had smacked his coach in a very similar incident. He was not a Heisman contender.
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