Oregon Football LeGarrette Blount Punch Video – Ouch!

Oregon State running back LeGarrette Blount shocked football fans Thursday night by punching a member of the opposing Boise State team. The LeGarrette Blount punch video shows him blindsiding Boise player Bryan Hout after Oregan loses the game in an upset loss.

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Of course, it does appear that linebacker Bryan Hout may have provoked LeGarette Blount just a bit. After the devestating loss of Oregon State to Boise, Blount walks off the field looking terribly dejected. For some reason, Hout grabs Blount and shouts something at him. A coach briefly intervenes and then Blount punches Hout in the face – all captured on video.

This isn’t LeGarette Blount’s first bout of trouble this year. The Oregon State football running back was suspended by the Ducks earlier in the year for “failing to fulfill team obligations” when he failed to show up at required team meetings.

LeGarette taking a punch at an opposing player is bad enough, but if you watch the video you’ll see he goes on to take a swing at a teammate and then turns his anger on the fans as well.

Blount issued a statement apologizing for his actions Thursday morning, saying he “lost my head. … A few guys wished me a good game, a few guys pushed me and I just kind of lost my temper.” No word yet on what disciplinary action may be taken against Blount over the attack against Bryan Hout.

Diane Sawyer to Replace Charles Gibson on ABC’s World News

Diane Sawyer will replace Charles Gibson as lead anchor on ABC’s World News Tonight next January, Gibson announced on Wednesday. Charles Gibson, 66,  announced via a staff email this morning he would be retiring from ABC’s World News Tonight at the end of the year.

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“I have always been taught you should never bury the lead – so I write to tell you that I have told David Westin I want to step down as anchor of World News, and retire from full time employment at ABC News,” Gibson wrote in the email, which shortly found its way to the media.

“It had been my intention to step down from my job at Good Morning America in 2007 but with Peter‘s illness, Bob‘s injuries, and Elizabeth‘s pregnancy, the job at World News came open in May of 2006, and David asked me to step in as anchor. It was an honor to do so,” Gibson continued. “I have asked Diane Sawyer to serve as the next anchor of World News, and she will assume that position in January.”

Diane Sawyer currently anchors for ABC’s Good Morning America. Charles Gibson has worked at ABC for 35 years and has served as the ABC World News Tonight anchor since May of 2006. Gibson stated he hopes to continue working with ABC News as a contributor.