Bowie State QB suspended for fight
Bowie State starting quarterback Jason Herold was suspended for one game yesterday by the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association for his role in a fight at the end of the Bulldogs' 35-13 loss at Norfolk State on Saturday.
The CIAA said Herold, from Northeast High in Pasadena, will be )) prohibited from playing or being on the sidelines during the Bulldogs' game tomorrow at Elizabeth City State, which is tied for ninth place in the latest Sheridan Poll.
Officials at the conference office in Hampton, Va., said that, with about a minute remaining in last week's game, Herold -- who just two minutes earlier had thrown an interception that was returned for Norfolk State's final touchdown -- was tackled hard along the Bowie State sideline and came up swinging. Both benches cleared, and after order was restored, the referee allowed the game clock to run out.
CIAA commissioner Leon G. Kerry said he based his decision to suspend Herold, who is also the punter, on reports he had received from the game officials. Bowie State (2-4) will replace Herold with either freshman Keino Fitzpatrick, who has completed six of 27 passes for 99 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions, or freshman Andrew Barone, who is 4-for-14 for 44 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.