Kansas suspends De Sousa indefinitely for K-State brawl

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LAWRENCE, KANSAS – JANUARY 21: Silvio De Sousa #22 of the Kansas Jayhawks picks up a chair during a brawl as the game against the Kansas State Wildcats ends at Allen Fieldhouse on January 21, 2020 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

LAWRENCE, Kan.— No. 3 Kansas suspended forward Silvio De Sousa indefinitely Wednesday for his role in the Jayhawks’ brawl with Kansas State near the end of their game.

De Sousa was the main instigator on the Kansas side, but he may not be the only one facing punishment. Several other players that left the bench and were involved in an ugly fracas that spilled into disability seating behind one of the baskets in Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.

At one point, De Sousa was preparing to swing a stool when assistant coach Jerrance Howard grabbed it from his hands.

“I have suspended Silvio De Sousa indefinitely pending the final outcome of the review by KU and the Big 12 Conference,” coach Bill Self said. “As I said last night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior.”

Self also said he spoke with a fan who was caught up in the melee, and that she was banged around “to the point where I’m sure we’ll correspond with her today to see how she’s feeling.”

The Jayhawks won the game 80-61. The two schools are scheduled to meet again Feb. 29 at Kansas State.

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