9.4: Larry Scott on the decision to suspend Blount for the entire season
Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott supports the decision to suspend Oregon's Blount for the entire season.
Tell me about the decision to suspend. The -- -- for the entire year was this was this solely done by chip Kelly and Mike Bellotti and the University of Oregon what impact major conference in the NCAA have. On this decision. I have been in contact. Throughout the morning with the university of organ from the president of the university to Mike Bellotti. -- athletic here there discussing. The end of the day this is a decision chip Kelly and the athletic department talks. In consultation with us and we can -- in net that we've reviewed their decision. We endorse certain night I supported mr. -- Was there ever talk about not this suspending him for the entire year I heard 345. Games bandied about why why was he ultimately. Do you -- suspended for his entire senior season Larry. Well I can't say I'm sure all the considerations that went into -- chip -- decision but. I think -- bottom. The behavior that we witnessed on the field after the game last night did not represent what the University of -- stands for. Does not represent what the pac -- stance toward -- -- but I'll use them. Sportsmanship and integrity in the hard for a fought emotional game but there's no place in the game. But what happened afterward and that the university of pac ten wanted to send a message in the clearest possible terms. And I weighing all those factors into consideration misses with the university edit out. Larry we thank you for your time we know you're rushing off to get to the airport two -- fly to Southern California for the San Jose state USC game we thank you for your input on this matter. --