Earlier today we received a tip claiming that two USC basketball players were involved in a series of fights in downtown Spokane Saturday night. KREM in Spokane, Washington is now reporting that police are investigating the matter because, according to a witness who was also commenting on the linked facebook thread, four individuals—including two women—were reportedly taken to the hospital following altercations with two USC players.
"I'm not going to guess at why, but there's no justification for their actions. There's no reason why," Noel Macapagal of The Wave on First Avenue said.
At closing time, Macapagal got a call from some employees about a huge fight a block away. He says it was the second fight of the night. The first allegedly started at MarQuee Lounge with the same group of people.
"They were saying they were with USC. They were shouting anti-Spokane rhetoric," Macapagal said.
Spokane police say the descriptions they have also fit two USC players. Macapagal said he ran into the same guys at Satellite Diner early Sunday morning.
"Immediately out of the Satellite comes one of the assailants. The first person of inertest was 7-feet-tall, 260 pounds and is the center for USC. He was looking drunk, looking belligerent, calling out our guys, basically admitting to what he had done. [Including] hitting several people, including two women," Macapagal said.
Police have not confirmed the identities of anyone involved. USC was in Spokane on Saturday and was soundly defeated by Washington State 76-51.
We will update as more information becomes available.