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Suspensions Announced from SWAC for PV/JSU Baseball Altercation

UPDATE #1 on Feb 22nd at 11:45 AM

Jackson State has terminated Kevin Whiteside according to the ClarionLedger.com. Whiteside according to the article was in his second years as an assistant. He played with the Tigers in 2003, hitting over .300 with 30 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.

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The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced suspensions and fines from the altercation between Prairie View A&M and Jackson State on Saturday. Four players were ejected while Jackson State assistant coach Kevin Whiteside was also ejected. The full press release from the SWAC is available below.

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE

Birmingham, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced today that four student-athletes and one assistant coach have been suspended for their participation in an on-field altercation Saturday, February 19 between the Jackson State and Prairie View A&M baseball teams. Each of the five individuals were ejected from Saturday’s game and per NCAA rules on fighting ejections, will serve a mandatory suspension without appeal.

Jackson State assistant coach Kevin Whiteside has been suspended by the league for six games and fined $2,000.00 for his involvement in the altercation.

Two Jackson State players, Kendall Logan and Marshum Hall, have been suspended for three games, and the university fined $1,000.00 for their involvement in the altercation.

Two Prairie View A&M players, Evan Richard and Andre Oliver, have been suspended for three games, and the university fined $1,000.00 for their involvement in the altercation.

The actions taken by each individual were in direct violation of the league’s policy prohibiting coaches and student-athletes from displaying unsportsmanlike behavior, which is subject to the league’s Schedule of Penalties approved by the SWAC Council of Presidents and Chancellors.

“The Southwestern Athletic Conference holds its coaches and student-athletes to a high standard, and we expect sportsmanship between our member institutions to be a high priority,” SWAC Commissioner Duer Sharp said. “Two of our baseball teams, while representing their respective universities, displayed completely unacceptable behavior. The integrity and reputation of the Southwestern Athletic Conference is too important to condone these actions.”

  • RSN

    Alright i missed this what happened?? Fined the Assistant Coach who got fired $2,000 WOW. He probably barely made that as an assistant coach in the SWAC. I guess he must have thrown some punches