Jeffery Simmons, whose actions were caught on a video that went viral, was found guilty of simple assault and malicious mischief today.
Simmons is also charged with malicious mischief and disturbing the peace by fighting— Cody Long (@CodyLongWTVA) July 26, 2016
Simmons attorney puts in no contest plea for assault charge...not guilty pleas for other charges— Cody Long (@CodyLongWTVA) July 26, 2016
Jeffery Simmons found guilty of simple assault, guilty of malicious mischief #wtvanews— Cody Long (@CodyLongWTVA) July 26, 2016
Simmons will be responsible for paying restitution to Sophia Taylor, the woman that was seen fighting with and ultimately forced onto the ground by Jeffery Simmons and another woman. The restitution will cover hospital bills and damage that resulted to Taylor's car. Simmons will also have to pay a couple of fines, one for simple assault and one for malicious mischief.
Fines: $175 for simple assault and $300 for malicious mischief— Cody Long (@CodyLongWTVA) July 26, 2016
In restitution Simmons will pay $711 for medical bills and $175 for alleged damage to Sophia Taylor's car— Cody Long (@CodyLongWTVA) July 26, 2016
As Sophia Taylor was involved in the altercation before ultimately being forced on the ground by Simmons and another woman, she is responsible for paying a fine for disturbing the peace.
Jeffery Simmons was in court today. Here's the details: pic.twitter.com/FomGmGNqvb— Joel Coleman (@JoelTColeman) July 26, 2016
Although this won't stop people from talking about it, especially folks on message boards and twitter, the case has been taken care of in the legal system. Simmons will now be preparing for football season by wrapping up the required counseling Mississippi State has set for him and then serving his one game suspension before he can play.