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Liberty Bowl: Texas A&M assistant hits W. Virginia players on sideline

A Texas A&M student assistant will not be on the sidelines for the second half of the Liberty Bowl in Memphis on Monday after he was spotted hitting West Virginia Mountaineer players when they were out of bounds.

Videos of Michael Richardson spread quickly on Twitter after viewers spotted the assistant landing blows on West Virginia players.

"When Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin was made aware of student assistant Michael Richardson's actions on the sideline, he was told to remain in the locker room for the remainder of the game,” Texas A&M Athletic Department Spokesman Brad Marquardt said in a written statement according to the Associated Press.

Texas A&M led West Virginia, 45-30, after the third quarter.

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