LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Two USC basketball players suspected of being involved in a brawl in Spokane, Wash., were suspended by the team today for violating an unspecified team rule.
Dewayne Dedmon and James Blasczyk were suspended indefinitely from all team activities. The team is scheduled to play Wednesday night against Utah in the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas.
USC interim head coach Bob Cantu announced in a statement that the players had been suspended, and added, ``Separately, we are aware of the Spokane investigation into an alleged incident involving those players and we are cooperating with the authorities to determine the facts. Until we learn all the facts, it would be inappropriate to comment further.''
According to media reports from Washington, at least four people were hospitalized in the fighting, which apparently began in one bar and continued in another early Sunday morning. USC lost to Washington State Saturday afternoon and the team was staying in Spokane that night before returning to Los Angeles.
Dedmon, a junior from Lancaster, is listed as 7 feet tall and 255 pounds on the team's roster. Blasczyk is a senior from Texas, listed at 7-foot-1 and 260 pounds.