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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 4:43 pm

A Washington State University football player regained consciousness Monday following an alleged Sunday night brawl involving his teammates and players from the University of Idaho in Pullman.

WSU wide receiver Mansel Simmons was found unconscious in the Sacred Heart Church parking lot with injuries to his head, potentially a skull fracture, by Pullman Police responding to a reported assault early Sunday morning. Simmons was transported first to Pullman Regional Hospital and then to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said WSU and UI players had been attending the same party at a private residence on the 500 block of Maple Street when a disagreement occurred.

“All that’s coming up so far is just a rivalry between the two teams,” he said.

Simmons reportedly gained consciousness on Monday, and Pullman detectives were sent to Spokane to interview him about the events of Sunday morning.

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