Last weekend during a Division II basketball game between LeMoyne-Owen and Lane College, a wild brawl broke out on the court which included a fan running out and hitting one player over the head with a chair.
The game was postponed immediately following the brawl and there is currently no plan to reschedule.
“Good sportsmanship as well as the health and safety of our student-athletes and fans are core values which must be observed and advanced during all athletic contests,” SIAC Commissioner Greg Moore said in a statement.
“The incident which occurred Saturday evening represents a direct affront to these core values.”
Video of the WWE-style brawl can be seen below:
“Such behavior will not be tolerated in our league under any circumstances,” Moore added. “As a consequence, and at the conclusion of our internal investigation, all responsible parties in connection with this incident shall be subject to the most severe sanctions authorized by conference rules and bylaws.”
It will be interesting to see what punishment is handed down by the conference.