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Renardo Sidney, Elgin Bailey Caught Brawling on Camera

Renardo Sidney, far left, and Elgin Bailey, far right, both teammates with the Mississippi State basketball team fight in the stands before the start of the Utah/Hawaii basketball game at the Diamond Head Classic, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in Honolulu.
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Renardo Sidney, far left, and Elgin Bailey, far right, both teammates with the Mississippi State basketball team fight in the stands before the start of the Utah/Hawaii basketball game at the Diamond Head Classic, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in Honolulu.
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Troubled Mississippi State basketball player Renardo Sidney was caught on camera brawling with teammate Elgin Bailey in the stands after they won a game in Honolulu at the Diamond Head Classic.

Sidney, a highly-touted high school recruit out of Los Angeles who scored 19 points in 19 minutes in a win over San Diego just before the brawl, had sat out all of last season while awaiting clearance from the NCAA, ESPN reports. He has appeared in just two games this season and scored 31 points with nine rebounds.

Earlier this week, Sidney was suspended by Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury for "conduct detrimental to the team" and was benched for the first-round loss to Washington State on Wednesday, ESPN reports.

Sophomore Sidney and junior Elgin Bailey got into the altercation just a few minutes before tipoff of the consolation game between tournament host Hawaii and Utah at the Stan Sheriff Center, according to ESPN. Punches were thrown in the fight, which lasted several minutes and was broken up by teammates.

Sidney was seen being escorted away by arena ushers and Honolulu police, who said later that nobody was arrested, ESPN reports.

Bailey, meanwhile, was sent back to the team hotel, according to ESPN college basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb.

Coach Stansbury refused comment until he "finds out all the facts." He later told Gottlieb that he had "nothing new to report."

"It's disappointing. Still gathering information, but it's not how we want our school represented," MSU athletic director Scott Stricklin texted The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss.

Mississippi State will play Hawaii, which beat Utah 68-55 on Thursday night, in the tournament's fifth-place game at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.

  • Joshua Norman

    Joshua Norman is a Senior Editor at CBSNews.com.