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

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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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.

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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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