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Cal Suspends Unidentified Football Player For Locker Room Fight

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Fabiano Hale (inset), a running back for the UC Berkeley football team, suffered a concussion during a fight in a locker room on November 1, 2013. (UC Berkeley Athletics, Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Fabiano Hale (inset), a running back for the UC Berkeley football team, suffered a concussion during a fight in a locker room on November 1, 2013. (UC Berkeley Athletics, Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

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BERKELEY (CBS SF) – California has suspended an unidentified football player for instigating a locker room altercation that sent freshman running back Fabiano Hale to the hospital.

Coach Sonny Dykes announced Friday that after an internal examination of the incident on Nov. 1, the player will be suspended indefinitely from all team activities, will attend counseling and must perform 25 hours of community service to be considered for reinstatement.

Hale, a walk-on from Santa Cruz, told the Santa Cruz Sentinel he suffered a concussion and had stitches around one of his ears. Hale has not played this season.

The decision is independent of an ongoing campus police investigation and any campus student conduct measures that may be taken.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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