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WSU receiver Mansel Simmons has regained consciousness after a Sunday brawl in Pullman that involved football players from neighboring Idaho.
PULLMAN — A Washington State football player has regained consciousness after a Sunday brawl in Pullman that involved players from the neighboring University of Idaho.
Wide receiver Mansel Simmons was found unconscious early Sunday morning in a parking lot with injuries to his head.
Pullman Police Commander Chris Tennant said WSU and Idaho players were at a party at a private home when a disagreement occurred. The fight was fueled by alcohol, Tennant said, and occurred in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pullman.
When police arrived, Simmons, a redshirt freshman from Elk Grove, Calif., was unconscious. He was later reported in satisfactory condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
An Idaho football player admitted being involved in an altercation with Simmons, Tennant said. No arrests have been made.
Representatives of both Idaho and Washington State are looking into the incident. The schools are 8 miles apart.
In what appeared to be an act of retaliation, a car driven by an Idaho football player was attacked in the church parking lot shortly after the fight, Tennant said. The car suffered numerous dents and scratches, the mirrors were removed, the driver's door damaged and the car "was basically totaled," Tennant said.
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