Mississippi State will allow highly touted signee Jeffery Simmons to enroll in school and join the football team while facing misdemeanor assault charges.
The school announced Simmons would be suspended for the first game of his college career, be evaluated by professionals at the university's Student
Counseling Services, and be required to complete any program prescribed by that office.
The altercation involving Simmons, his sister, and another woman was caught on video and shows Simmons landing several punches to the upper body and head of a woman who is lying on the ground.
Simmons is a 6' 4'', 255-pound defensive end and one of the top-rated recruits out of Mississippi to sign this year.
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