After learning that he was enrolled earlier in the week, the punishment for Simmons has officially been made public.
Simmons doesn't appear to have been a person who caused problems prior to this event, and it appears that Coach Mullen, as well as the entire athletic administration, believe that, and are giving him a second chance, both as a student at Mississippi State as well as an athlete.
Jeffery Simmons Allowed to Enroll at MSU, With Conditions https://t.co/Rre62eBcwx— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) June 2, 2016
Simmons was rated as a five-star prospect, and the top player in the state of Mississippi this past February out of Noxubee County HS, and chose the Bulldogs over Alabama, Ole Miss, and others.
Before placing judgement on the University, Dan Mullen, or any other member of the Bulldog coaching staff, take a look at the statement from Athletic Director Scott Stricklin:
MSU AD Scott Stricklin on Simmons: pic.twitter.com/7D1J7qr9uE— Joel Coleman (@JoelTColeman) June 2, 2016
Simmons enrolled for the Summer session, and classes for that began today. The Bulldogs report for preseason camp on Monday, August 1st before going through their first practice on Tuesday, August 2nd. The game Simmons will miss is against South Alabama on September 3rd.