Colorado suspends two players before big game

BOULDER, Colo. — Colorado special teams player Jaleel Awini and backup tight end Christopher Hill have been suspended for the Pac-12 championship game after being arrested following a fight outside a bar.

Awini and Hill were arrested Sunday morning — hours after the Buffaloes clinched the Pac-12 South. A police report says Hill punched Awini in the jaw and an unconscious Awini fell to the ground. Hill left the scene.

Officers found what appeared to be cocaine in Awini’s wallet. He could face charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Hill was cited for third-degree assault.

The Boulder Daily Camera first reported the charges.

Awini is suspended indefinitely. Hill is suspended for Friday’s game at this point while coach Mike MacIntyre gathers more information, the school said.

Irish player sorry

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame defensive lineman Jerry Tillery has tweeted an apology for kicking USC running back Aca’Cedric Ware in the helmet while Ware was on the ground with an apparent head injury and stomping on the foot of USC offensive tackle Zach Banner while he was on the ground.

Tillery tweeted Monday that he takes “full responsibility” for his actions, saying they do not represent what his family or Notre Dame has molded him to be. He said he wanted to especially apologize to Ware and Banner, their families and anyone else affected by his actions. He says he will learn from it.

After the game, Banner described Tillery as “dirty.”

— The Associated Press