Mississippi State AD Speechless When Asked About Player’s Measly Punishment For Beating Woman [VIDEO]

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin was left momentarily speechless when asked why he allowed woman-beater Jeffery Simmons to enroll and play football.

Simmons was caught on video savagely beating a defenseless woman on the ground before he enrolled at MSU, and his only punishment will be a one-game suspension. The suspension is the same as a targeting suspension, and far less severe than a suspension for illegal benefits, such as taking money for autographs.

“What message are you really sending when repeatedly punching a woman on the ground is the same penalty as targeting,” Sports Illustrated writer Andy Staples. (RELATED: Video Shows Top Football Recruit Brutally Beating Woman)

Stricklin struggled to string a sentence together and mostly just sat there in an awkward silence.

“That’s an interesting way to put it, and that’s not how we compared it,” he said eventually.


Outrage over Mississippi State’s decision on Simmons has been quick and noticeable.

It looks like the questions for Mississippi State won’t stop anytime soon.

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