This video wont be up long so hopefully you are reading this early this Friday morning, but here’s the punch heard round Iowa last night. Oregon’s LeGarrette Blount punched Boise State’s Byron Hout right in the mouth, knocking him down, after Hout apparently said something to set Blount right off. Class all around fellas!
Possible Heisman Trophy candidate Blout did offer an apology for his actions:
“I just apologize to everyone that was watching this, ESPN, national TV, I just apologize to all of our fans, all of Boise’s fans. It was just something that I shouldn’t have done. I lost my head,” Blount said. “I don’t know what kind of disciplinary action coach Kelly has in store for me, but whatever it is, I’m ready to take it full force.
“A few guys wished me a good game, a few guys pushed me and I just kind of lost my temper.
“I couldn’t have envisioned anything worse than this right here. I tell you what, that will never happen again. I will never lose my head again. I should have handled that situation a lot better than I did.”
Sweet of the kid. Least he took responsibility for busting that guy in the jaw. Hell of a great way to open up the college football season though. 1 game in and we’ve already had an assault and battery. Next week someone is gonna get shived in the gut on the sidelines for stealing someone’s gatorade.
Oh, by the way, Boise won 19-8.