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Spokane police recommend charging 2 USC players

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane police department is recommending second-degree assault charges against two Southern California basketball players after a series of fights last month.

Police announced Thursday the conclusion of their investigation into a series of fights on March 10. It is now up to the Spokane County prosecutor's office to officially charge the two players.

Police declined to name the two players.

USC suspended starting center Dewayne Dedmon and backup big man James Blasczyk for violating an unspecified team rule. At the time, interim coach Bob Cantu said the program was aware of an investigation in Spokane and declined to comment further.

The fights in the downtown area sent four people to the hospital. The Trojans were staying in Spokane following a loss to Washington State in Pullman.


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