ACC Suspends 7 Players After NC State-North Carolina Altercation

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistNovember 26, 2018

North Carolina State, left, and North Carolina players scuffle following the game-winning touchdown by North Carolina State's Reggie Gallaspy II (25) in overtime of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. North Carolina State won 43-28. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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The ACC announced suspensions to seven players who were involved in an altercation following Saturday's NC State-North Carolina game.

North Carolina's Dominique Ross, Patrice Rene, J.K. Britt and Jeremiah Clarke received suspensions. NC State's Freddie Phillips Jr., Tyler Jones and Justin Witt were also banned.

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Each player received a one-half suspension. NC State players will serve their ban next week against East Carolina, while UNC players will wait until next year's season opener against South Carolina.

The Tar Heels fired coach Larry Fedora following the 34-28 overtime loss. North Carolina finished the regular season 2-9.

Fedora had the following exchange with reporters after the game, denying a fight took place: 

Lauren Brownlow @lebrownlow

"There was no fight. Not to my knowledge." "What would you call it?" "Their team was celebrating and our team was celebrating." "What was your team celebrating?" "My team wasn't celebrating. Their team was celebrating in our end zone....But there wasn't any fight."

The ACC clearly disagreed, and it was obvious to anyone watching that an altercation took place.