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Post-game punch by UO football player against OSU fan under investigation

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Video credit: WCNYGFan
In a still from a video shot at Reser Stadium, a man in OSU garb (center) recoils after being struck by UO player DJ Johnson.

Video of a Ducks linebacker hitting a man in Beavers garb has drawn viral attention, as well as a review into the incident.

Both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University have acknowledged awareness of the matter. The video shows UO linebacker DJ Johnson punching the back of the fan’s head after Saturday’s game, where the Beavers enjoyed a turnaround and upset win over the Ducks in their rivalry match. The final score was 38 to 34.

An OSU spokesman says he’s confident that the Pac-12 conference and UO will investigate and deal with the situation “appropriately.”

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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