MIAMI, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Florida International University and the University of Miami have increased the punishment for 19 players involved in Saturday night's football brawl.
The Sun Belt Conference had suspended 18 FIU players for one game, which would be the Panthers' meeting with Alabama on Oct. 28.
New FIU Director of Athletics Pete Garcia and Coach Don Strock have elevated punishments for each. FIU dismissed defensive backs Marshall McDuffie Jr. and Chris Smith from the team.
Sixteen of the 18 will serve indefinite suspensions beginning immediately.
Those who are suspended will be constantly monitored for behavior both in and out of the classroom, and their reinstatements to the football team will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Miami sophomore safety Anthony Reddick's one-game suspension has been upgraded to indefinite. Reddick was singled out due to misuse of his helmet. Other Hurricanes involved in the melee face additional discipline as well.