Comment from Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen was perhaps the largest missing piece of the Jeffery Simmons media puzzle.
But ESPN’s Chris Low seems to have found that piece on Friday.
Mississippi State made waves during the SEC spring meetings on Thursday when it announced that Simmons would be allowed to enroll in school under special conditions, which included a one-game suspension to begin his football career.
Bulldogs athletics director Scott Stricklin answered questions about the decision on Thursday evening, and SEC commissioner Greg Sankey touched on it early Friday.
That left Mullen as the most important man that had not weighed in until Low was able to track him down.
Here’s what he said:
Mullen on Simmons: "As we looked at the details … beyond just the part of the video in the media, we felt he deserved a chance in life."
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) June 3, 2016
Simmons has pending misdemeanor charges stemming from a domestic altercation during which he was allegedly videoed striking a woman.
Mississippi State appears content to attempt to look past that alleged transgression in an effort to give Simmons that opportunity to both attend college and continue his football career.