Two Colorado players to miss PAC-12 championship after bar fight

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Following Colorado’s victory over the Utah Utes and their PAC-12 title invitation, two players were arrested outside of Boulder bar in the early hours of the morning.

The two players, Abdul Jaleel Awini and Christopher Hill, were arrested following an altercation and will not be eligible to play in the championship game.

The incident in question resulted in Hill receiving an assault charge and Awini being arrested for drug possession.

According to police, Awini had become intoxicated and a nuisance at Boulder bar and the bouncers forced he and Hill to leave. Awini blamed Hill for their being asked to leave, at which point Hill punched him in the face. Police arrived on the scene and found a substance that appeared to be cocaine inside of Awini’s wallet.

As Awini was being treated, officers say his heart monitor began to spike as they examined his wallet. Awini then asked what charges he was facing because, “you know I got some (expletive) in my wallet”

Awini also has a DUI pending in Boulder County which he received while speeding on Aug. 28. He was cited in a brawl in 2015, though those charges were eventually dropped, and he also had a failure to appear warrant for public urination.

Both players played in Colorado’s clinching victory over Utah, but will be on the sidelines (if they’re lucky), for the rest of the season.

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