05/23/2013 9:19AM

Evangeline Downs: Melancon suspended 14 days for altercation


OPELOUSAS, La. – Jockey Gerard Melancon has been suspended 14 days by the Evangeline Downs stewards for being the aggressor in an altercation with fellow rider Liandro Atempa in the track’s jockeys’ quarters two weeks ago. Atempa required medical attention following the incident, complaining of headaches and dizziness.

In addition to the suspension, Melancon was placed on probation for the remainder of the meeting, which runs through Sept. 7. He was also ordered to undergo anger management counseling.