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Fight between WSU, U of I football players sends one to hospital

Published On: Mar 25 2013 11:31:56 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 25 2013 11:48:47 AM CDT

PULLMAN, Wash. -

Pullman police say a University of Idaho football player has been identified as a suspect in a fight that sent a WSU football player to a local hospital.

Police said the fight started at a house party on College Hill early Sunday morning. WSU players and at least one U of I player was invited.

Someone called 911 to report a large fight. When police showed up, they found Mansel Simmons, 20, a red-shirt sophomore wide receiver, unconscious in a parking lot with multiple head injuries.

Simmons was sent to a hospital with serious injuries. There is no word on his current condition.

Police have not identified the U of I suspect, but said detectives have talked with him about his alleged involvement.

Detectives said the U of I football player may have displayed a knife during the fight. A handgun was found near the scene of the fight later on Sunday, but it is not believed to have been used.

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