— Isaiah Hole (@isaiahhole) December 28, 2017
Florida cops were called in to separate Michigan and South Carolina football players tonight at an Outback Bowl bowling event where teams battle it out for TV cameras to shoot B-roll to send back to their home TV stations for the 11 p.m. news.
Michigan players say South Carolina started the pushing match at Splitsville, the bowling alley where this all went down.
According to the Outback Bowl itinerary:
Join the teams as they enjoy an evening of fun and games at Splitsville at Channelside. Watch the teams compete off the field in bowling. Teams only from 6:00 – 7:15; Doors open to the public at 7:15 P.M.
The event was ended early and now the local TV stations have this footage for the 11 p.m. news. This is actually good for the bowl game. A heated bowling beef never hurt ratings or attendance.
The teams are scheduled to visit Busch Gardens on Thursday. Stay tuned for any fight footage if things get out of control in line for one of the rides.
Things got heated between UM-S Carolina players after bowling. A UM player said S Carolina players "started talking trash" pic.twitter.com/1Js7R5UlvQ
— angelique (@chengelis) December 28, 2017
Michigan and South Carolina players jawing at an Outback Bowl bowling event. pic.twitter.com/97FFXZKoxk
— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) December 28, 2017
Florida Highway Patrol just had to get in the middle of a post-bowling Michigan-South Carolina scurmish. No punches thrown, but plenty of words said.
— Aaron McMann (@AaronMcMann) December 28, 2017
Got a bit wild tonight at the bowling event between Michigan and South Carolina.
Authorities had to separate the teams and end the event early. pic.twitter.com/xZ6JdESFUG
— Mike Mulholland (@mulho2mj) December 28, 2017