Vaughn, Long Suspended

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino announced Wednesday night that wide receivers Chris Vaughn and Scott Long are serving an indefinite suspension for a paintball shooting incident over the weekend. Both players will miss next week's showdown against West Virginia.

Two Louisville football players are currently on suspension for their role in a paintball shooting incident last weekend and will miss the sixth-ranked Cardinals showdown next week against fourth-ranked West Virginia.

Chris Vaughn, a sophomore wide receiver, and Scott Long, a redshirt freshman wide receiver, were arrested early Sunday morning on charges of second-degree assault for allegedly shooting a woman with a paintball gun outside a haunted house in downtown Louisville.

Wednesday, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said the two are currently serving an indefinite suspension.

"They won't play in the West Virginia game for sure," Petrino said on his weekly radio program. "They certainly feel bad about it. These two young men have never been in trouble before. There was no alcohol involved. They just made a stupid decision."


Scott Long

Vaughn, a 6'3, 220-pound transfer from Notre Dame has caught four passes this season for 54 yards. Long, who has played sparingly, hasn't made a reception this season.

"It's something that we don't condone in our program and haven't had to deal with much, but the young men are on suspension right now," Petrino said. "They are on indefinite suspension and will have to do everything that I ask them to do. They'll have to have a positive attitude. But I'm going to stick with them, too. They are part of our family and they made a mistake. You'd love to see them come back and never make a mistake like that again."


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