Louisiana Tech linebacker Brevin Randle has been suspended indefinitely following an incident during a game against UTEP. Randle was caught on camera stomping on the back of the neck of UTEP offensive lineman Steven Hubbard. Although he wasn’t penalized during the game, the incident quickly spread on social media, causing outrage among fans.
Louisiana Tech athletics director Eric Wood released a statement, announcing the suspension of Randle. Wood mentioned that Randle acknowledged his wrongdoing and understands the consequences of his actions. The university, athletic department, and football program strongly believe in fostering a culture of class and competitive excellence, and Randle’s behavior did not align with these values.
UTEP coach Dana Dimel commented on the incident, stating that the referees didn’t see what happened. However, he praised one of the officials for admitting the mistake during halftime and demonstrating sportsmanship. Despite the controversy, Louisiana Tech emerged victorious in the game with a 24-10 score. Smoke Harris contributed to the win with an impressive 67-yard punt return for a touchdown. The game also saw Tyre Shelton scoring a rushing touchdown and Cyrus Allen making an 85-yard catch and run.
Brevin Randle is a senior at Louisiana Tech and has been an integral part of the team this season, recording 46 total tackles and two sacks. However, his suspension leaves a void in the lineup as the team moves forward. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of sportsmanship and upholding the values that the university and athletic program stand for.