In not so shocking news, a player set to compete in the Las Vegas Bowl violated curfew. Unfortunately for Houston’s Chance Allen, it resulted in being suspended for the team’s bowl game.
— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) December 17, 2016
Interestingly, Las Vegas Bowl executive director John Saccenti recently made a comment that goes against what happened not a few days afterwards.
“We’ve had players sneak out on curfew, which is going to happen no matter what town you’re in,” he said, per Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle. “Nobody has gotten in trouble.”
Clearly, new head coach Major Applewhite is sending a message to his program that discipline is of paramount import.
Allen was an important part of Houston’s offense this year. He caught 56 passes for 815 yards and a team-high six touchdowns this season. Now that he’s out of the lineup, it’s going to be up to Linell Bonner and Steven Dunbar to pick up the slack going up against San Diego State on Saturday afternoon.