Mississippi State has dominated the SEC football news cycle during the last 24 hours following the administration’s decision to allow five-star defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons to enroll in school.
The incoming freshman has pending misdemeanor charges stemming from a domestic altercation during which he allegedly struck a woman multiple times. He was admitted with certain conditions, including a one-game suspension that is likely to keep him out of the Bulldogs season-opener against South Alabama on Sept. 3.
On Friday, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey expressed concern about the idea that there is “comfort” in the decision to allow Simmons to play.
Greg Sankey taking issue with MSU comments about Jeffery Simmons: "I would not express comfort with a situation like that."
— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) June 3, 2016
"I would not express comfort with that." GregSankey on quote that he was comfortable with Mississippi State enrollment decision.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 3, 2016
No matter whether you agree or disagree with Mississippi State’s decision, there’s unfortunately little to be comfortable about in this scenario.