Video: Tuskegee, Albany State Cheerleaders Sent Home After Fight at SIAC Tournament

Members of the Albany State and Tuskegee cheerleading and dance teams were involved in a fight Tuesday night during halftime of an opening round SIAC tournament game. (SIAC)
Members of the Albany State and Tuskegee cheerleading and dance teams were involved in a fight Tuesday night during halftime of an opening round SIAC tournament game. (SIAC)
Members of the Albany State and Tuskegee cheerleading and dance teams were involved in a fight Tuesday night during halftime of an opening round SIAC tournament game. (SIAC)

 

(AL.com) – Members of the Tuskegee and Albany State cheerleading and dance teams were sent home following a fight during halftime of Tuesday night’s SIAC basketball tournament opening round game between their schools at Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham.

The SIAC released a statement Wednesday morning about the incident:

“The obligation to observe basic principles of sportsmanship and fair play extends to all participants at the SIAC basketball tournament. As a consequence of the incident on Tuesday, the cheerleading and dance teams from both Albany State University and Tuskegee University will not be permitted to participate in our tournament for the remainder of the week.”

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