BOULDER, Colo. -- The University of Colorado football team
has suspended three players after allegations of brawling, said
sports information director Dave Plati.
Sophomore linebacker Michael Sipili, 19, was suspended
indefinitely from the team after an arrest Wednesday on charges of
second-degree assault and criminal mischief, Plati said Friday. The
arrest came after a fight in June. Sipili was out of jail on bond.
Sophomore defensive tackle Chris Perri, 20, will miss the first
three games of the season. He allegedly had a role in the same
fight. He also was arrested in July after police said he fought
with teammate Taj Kaynor.
Kaynor, a 21-year-old defensive tackle, was suspended for one
According to a police report, Sipili and Perri were involved in
a fight early June 16. The report said 22-year-old CU student John
Antrim was walking with friend James Terry and three female friends
around 12:45 a.m. when they passed a group of males.
One of the women told police she confronted Perri after he said
something that offended her.
That led to the confrontation between Perri and Terry, police
said. Sipili was accused of tackling and punching Antrim after
Antrim tried to help Terry, according to a police report.
Antrim suffered three facial fractures that required surgery,
the report said. He declined to comment.
Sipili and his attorney, Lou Rubino, could not be reached for
comment Friday. Perri did not return a phone message left by Boulder's daily newspaper, the