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Reports: Oregon TE Brown suspended for role in snowball fight

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Oregon coach Mark Helfrich announced Monday that some players face "disciplinary actions" for participating in a snowball fight that went viral online.

Ducks starting tight end Pharaoh Brown has been suspended for the Valero Alamo Bowl for his role in the snowball fight, multiple mdeia outlets reported.

The players, who were not identified by the school, reportedly organized the snowball fight and more than 100 other students were involved.

The video shows the students stopping several cars and throwing snowball at them. They also dumped containers of snow on vehicle windshields.

"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," Helfrich said in a statement. "The behavior exhibited in the video is completely unacceptable and dangerous. We take this matter very seriously and disciplinary actions have begun."

When former Oregon professor Sherwin Simmons stepped out of his car, he was hit repeatedly with snowballs and had a large container of snow thrown on him through the driver's side door, according to KATU-TV. Simmons told television station he would not press charges.

The school said it was 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," university administrator Krysten Mayfair told the Oregonian newspaper. "Yes, they broke student conduct code, and if the UO has a procedure for that, then that's what should happen."

Oregon plays Texas in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30.

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