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SW Louisiana topped San Angelo 65-30 and the Cincinnati Marshals shocked the Wyoming Cavalry 47-45.
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Playoff pairings announced, Hawgs suspended from post season, Billings at Lincoln cancelled
06/2905 NIFL Press Release
The NIFL announces the following matchups for the first weekend of playoffs, July 8, 9, and 10. The final weekend of the regular season is July 1-4. Game dates and times for Week 1 will be announced on Tuesday, July 5.
Cincinnati @ River City
Billings @ Everett
The NIFL announces the removal of the Daytona Beach Hawgs from the playoffs. The Hawgs were found to have played an ineligible player, Robert Bailey, in the game at Rome on June 25. This is in violation of NIFL rules, and cause for suspension of the team for the remainder of the 2005 season.
The NIFL also announces the cancellation of the Billings at Lincoln game, scheduled for Saturday, July 2. Billings has been awarded a forfeit victory.
NIFL Press Release
The National Indoor Football League announced today the suspension of Coach Mike Siani of the Fayetteville Guard for comments made to the Lake Charles (LA) American Press following the Guards game on Saturday, June 18 against the Southwest Louisiana Swashbucklers.
The Guard forfeited the privilege of having a coach on the field in the 2nd quarter when Siani became incensed when he was penalized for arguing a call with the Referee. Siani is quoted as saying "he just made up that rule on the spot. That's not a rule. He made up a bogus rule, and that gave them a big advantage to have a coach on the field when we couldn't have any of ours out there." "The difference in this game was officiating," said Siani. " These are the worst officials I have ever seen. These guys should be ashamed to call themselves officials."
"Coach Siani violated league rules when he publicly criticized the game officials" said Dan Blum, Vice President of Operations for the NIFL. "When a coach protests an officials call in an unprofessional manner his team can lose its on-field privilege for the remainder of the game" said Blum.
The suspension will be for one game, on June 25 in Fayetteville versus Miami.
New Jersey Xtreme Suspended
June 16, 2005 NIFL Press Release
The NIFL has suspended the New Jersey Xtreme for the remainder of the season. Control of the franchise is now under the NIFL. Reasons for this suspension are violation of league rules and policies. The future of the franchise will be decided after the end of the current season. No other details will be released.