The University of Colorado has suspended two wide receivers for the team's first two games of the season for their involvement in a pellet gun incident, according to the Boulder Daily Camera.
Jefferey Thomas and DaVaughn Thornton have been suspended from playing against Colorado State and Sacramento State.
Two cars with eight CU football players were pulled over after witnesses believed the players were pointing a real gun at each other, the gun ended up to be an Airsoft pellet gun.
The CU football players involved were, Clark, 21, Thomas, 18, Thornton, 21, Jered Bell, 20, Keenan Canty, 19, Joshua Moten, 20, Paul Vigo, 22, and Derrick Webb, 20.
From the Boulder Daily Camera:
According to the police report, around 2 a.m. Saturday, police were waved down near Broadway and Pennsylvania Avenue by a woman who said she saw a passenger in a silver sedan pointing a gun at another car.
Police caught up to the two vehicles -- a 1999 Audi A6 and a 2001 BMW X5, according to police records -- near Broadway and Canyon Boulevard. The officers responding called for backup.
Police said several of the men in the cars became immediately antagonistic with officers as they were ordered out of the vehicles at gunpoint. Officers said Thornton told officers, "Go ahead! Shoot me, mother (expletive)," "I can go wherever the (expletive) I want," and, "This is Boulder and you have your guns out?"
When the men were told about a report of a gun in the car, Clark told officers, "Yeah, but it's a BB gun," according to the report. Officers reported finding a black Airsoft pistol in the front seat that police said was labeled as and had the appearance of an authentic Walther P99, a semi-automatic pistol.
The men said they were just playing around with the gun and that they all knew each other. An officer disassembled the gun before returning it to Clark.
According to the report, all of the players were referred to CU's student affairs office.
"It was three guys making poor decisions," coach John Embree said after Tuesday's practice. "For the most part, our players, with an exception here or there, have done a great job of trying to be the type of citizens that we want and that we want our fans to be proud of.
"I know no charges were filed and any of that, but at the end of the day, we don't behave that way. There is no gray area when you behave like those guys behaved. They've been punished appropriately."
Embree has also said linebacker Jermane Clark is leaving the program due to family issues and his involvement in the incident.