Big 12 suspends four players for their actions in Kansas-Kansas State brawl; Jayhawks’ Silvio De Sousa out 12 games

The Big 12 on Wednesday suspended Kansas junior forward Silvio De Sousa 12 games for his role in the Sunflower Showdown throwdown Tuesday night, one of four punishments handed out by the conference.

KU freshman forward David McCormack was suspended two games; Kansas State redshirt junior forward James Love will miss eight games and Wildcats freshman forward Antonio Gordon received a three-game suspension. 

“This kind of behavior cannot be tolerated, and these suspensions reflect the severity of last evening’s events,” Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a news release. “I am appreciative of the cooperation of both institutions in resolving this matter.”

De Sousa’s 12-game suspension followed coach Bill Self’s earlier indefinite banishment, announced in a news release as Self reiterated his disappointment in De Sousa’s actions.

“There is no place in the game for that behavior,” Self said in the statement.

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