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4 Nevada players suspended ahead of bowl game

Field Level Media

December 11, 2019 at 5:42 pm.

Nevada will be without three starters for its upcoming bowl game, among four players suspended for their part in a fight following the Wolf Pack’s 33-30 loss to UNLV on Nov. 30.

The Mountain West Conference announced Tuesday that defensive backs Austin Arnold and Daniel Brown, defensive lineman Hausia Sekona and linebacker Gabriel Sewell violated league sportsmanship rules. The suspensions are effective immediately.

Nevada (7-5) will meet Ohio (6-6) in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Jan. 3 in Boise.

Arnold was suspended for two games, Brown and Sekona for one game, and Sewell for the first half of the bowl game.

Any penalties have yet to be announced for UNLV, which did not qualify for a bowl.

The suspension means the careers of Brown and Sekona, both seniors, are over. Arnold also will miss Nevada’s season opener in 2020 against UC Davis.

“The Mountain West conducted a thorough review of the incident and we are appreciative of their efforts and accept their findings,” Nevada athletics director Doug Knuth said in a statement. “We are disappointed for the seniors who will miss their final game playing for the Wolf Pack.”

The four players were key contributors for Nevada this season, playing in a combined 46 games. Arnold posted 51 tackles, Brown had four interceptions, Sewell made 52 tackles, and Sekona added 3.5 tackles for loss.