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Vontaze Burfict Allegedly Punched, Knocked Out ASU Teammate Kevin Ozier

Warning: This is not an official report. Sports By Brooks is at that edge of the news-o-sphere that blurs between journalistic reporting and muckraking, and this is pretty much sheer muckraking here. However, Brooks is at that point where if he says something wrong, it pretty much discredits him. So we will proceed as if this is a rumor and not just an unsubstantiated claim.

Brooks has learned (I'm guessing not at summer school for Journalism 101, since he doesn't specify how he learned about it or who he learned it from) that star Arizona St. Sun Devils linebacker Vontaze Burfict got in a fight with  teammate/wide receiver Kevin Ozier, and eventually sucker-punched him to the ground. Ozier was reportedly rendered unresponsive immediately after the punch, but did recover.

While this is still a rumor, it does jive with some current events. Burfict was a non-participant in ASU media day activities according to Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic. However, why would head coach Dennis Erickson continue to practice Burfict if this report was true? Very strange story that will probably only grow if it's confirmed.

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