Rodriguez: Punishment coming for scuffle
DEC 19, 2012 11:26a ET
Rodriguez told TucsonCitizen.com reporter Anthony Gimino that punishment is forthcoming for junior nose tackle Tevin Hood and freshman linebacker Cody Ippolito after the pair exchanged blows in the first quarter of the Wildcats' eventual 49-48 win.
"We’re going to meet and then I’m going to determine their punishment going forward," Rodriguez told Gimino. "That is something that should never happen. Knowing the two young men, it’s completely out of character."
Rodriguez apparently sent both players to the locker room upon hearing of the altercation and later sent them home with their families before the game ended.
"They’re going to have to deal with the punishment," Rodriguez said. "They already have, but they’re going to have to deal with it further and make such something close to that never happens again."