Dec 09, 2013 11:49 AM EST
Oregon Ducks Football Players Involved in Snowball Fight Incident and Some Could Face Disciplinary Action (VIDEO)
The University of Oregon (UO) Ducks were left out of the Pac-12 Championship, so, about 20-something of the players organized an impromptu snowball fight with students on campus, but it got out hand.
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Enjoying about four inches of fresh snowfall, more than 100 UO students ventured outside to have a snowball fight, the Oregonian reported. The students caused several cars and pelted them with snowballs and dumped buckets of snow on the windshields.
One of the cars was that of a retired professor, who even got out of his car, only to be met by a bucket of snow dumped directly into his face. The Ducks head football coach Mark
Helfrich issued a statement expressing his disappointment.
"On Saturday, I was made aware of an incident that occurred Friday afternoon during the snow day involving multiple Oregon students including members of the football team," his statement said, according to the Daily Emerald. "The behavior exhibited in the video is completely unacceptable and dangerous. We take this matter very seriously and disciplinary actions have begun."
It is unclear who will be punished and what their punishment will be. All Ducks players involved in the snowball fight have not been publicly identified, but the team is preparing for the Alamo Bowl game against Texas, scheduled for Dec. 30.
The snowball fight started out as an innocent match between the football players and students, but turned ugly when the group began involving others.
KATU-TV identified the retired professor whose car was captured on video as Sherwin Simmons. He said he will not press charges, but Krysten Mayfair, a school administrator, announced UO will be investigating the incident.
"They started out having good fun, it kind of went to a mob mentality and in the end I don't believe -- I don't know everybody this happened to -- but I don't believe anyone got hurt," Mayfair told the Oregonian. "Yes, they broke student conduct code and if the UO has a procedure for that then that's what should happen."
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