In what was a tough, grind-it-out win over LSU, Mississippi State center Dillon Day took things a step further, literally.
The center was seen stomping on an LSU player’s stomach after a tackle was made, and later kneed another Tiger in the head.
Head coach Les Miles sent video footage to the SEC, whose reaction was quick. The conference suspended Day for a game, which happens to be the Bulldogs’ highly-touted Oct. 4 contest with Texas A&M at home.
Here’s the official statement via College Football Talk:
“Upon review of game video from the contest between LSU and Mississippi State on Sept. 20 in Baton Rouge, La., SEC Commissioner Mike Slive has announced that Mississippi State senior center Dillon Day is suspended for the Bulldog’s next game, which is scheduled for Oct. 4 in Starkville.
This action is the result of multiple flagrant and unsportsmanlike acts during the game, as well as previous disciplinary action for similar behavior.”
Here’s Day’s letter to the team and fans:
Despite his repeated denial of purposefully stepping on an LSU player, this isn’t the first time Day has done this. He was suspended for a half game last year after stepping on an Auburn player, according to The Clarion-Ledger.