Brevin Randle, a linebacker for Louisiana Tech, was suspended indefinitely after he kicked UTEP offensive lineman Steven Hubbard in the back of the neck during Friday night’s game. Randle wasn’t called for a foul, but the incident was caught on camera and caused a big fuss on social media.
“Coach [Sonny] Cumbie and I met with Brevin Randle today and told him that he has been suspended indefinitely because of what happened during last night’s game against UTEP,” Louisiana Tech athletics director Eric Wood said in a statement Saturday, as reported by ESPN. “When he talks to Brevin, he admits that what he did was wrong and that he knows what will happen because of it.
“Our university, athletic department, and football team are all about culture, class, and being the best at what they do, and that was in no way shown in that moment.” After the game, UTEP coach Dana Dimel said that the refs didn’t see what happened.
“The referee, who I really respect, came over at halftime and said in a very gentlemanly way that he missed it,” Dimel told the El Paso Times. “That’s how the game works. He or she was a real gentleman. I thought that was great.” Randle is a senior at Louisiana Tech. This is his last year there. This season, he has made 46 tackles and two sacks.
A 67-yard punt return for a touchdown by Smoke Harris helped Louisiana Tech win the game 24-10. Tyre Shelton scored on a 1-yard run to start the game. Cyrus Allen caught the ball and ran 85 yards, which set up the play. Jack Turner was 9 for 20 and threw one touchdown pass for the Bulldogs. At the end of the game, Shelton ran 16 times for 104 yards.