WSU's Deone Bucannon Suspended For First Half Against UNLV

Washington State Cougars safety Deone Bucannon will be suspended for the first half of Friday's game against UNLV.

Washington State Cougars safety Deone Bucannon has been suspended by the Pac-12 for the first half of WSU's game against the UNLV Rebels on Friday. The suspension stems from a hit on Eastern Washington receiver Greg Herd in the fourth quarter of WSU's win over the Eagles on Saturday.

Pac-12 commissioner, Larry Scott, has this to say regarding the suspension:

"While Mr. Bucannon was penalized on the field, I have deemed it necessary to add a half-game suspension," said Scott. "This disciplinary action was part of our weekly review of all targeting and unnecessary roughness hits." "In order to appropriately protect our student-athletes, it is imperative that we monitor and when needed, act in situations where a blow to the head of a defenseless player was flagrant and/or unwarranted, especially in situations where the hit occurred well after the play was over" added Scott.

The NCAA requires video review by the Pac-12 for all defenseless opponent penalties that do not result in immediate disqualification. For an in-depth look at the hit that caused this suspension, be sure to check out Brian Floyd's analysis.

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