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GREENSBORO — Four North Carolina football players and three from N.C. State have been suspended or reprimanded for their roles in the fight after the State-Carolina rivalry game Saturday in Chapel Hill.
The ACC issued the suspensions after its official reviewed video from the television broadcast and from both universities.
The players with eligibility remaining will be required to sit out for a half in their teams' next games. State will host East Carolina at noon Saturday. Carolina's season is over, and the Tarheel's 2019 season opener will be against South Carolina on Aug. 31 in Charlotte. Two players, because they are seniors, are part of the reprimand.
The Carolina players: Dominique Ross, Patrice Rene, J.K. Britt and Jeremiah Clarke. Britt and Clarke are seniors whose eligibilities are exhausted.The State players: Freddie Phillips, Tyler Jones andJustinWitt.
The conference used the NCAA Playing Rules related to fighting as the foundation for the suspensions, which results in disqualification for a half. The schools' football programs can determine which half the players will miss.
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