The SEC has announced this afternoon that MSU center Dillon Day has been suspended one game for what the league calls "multiple flagrant and unsportsmanlike acts" during last weekend's 34-29 win over LSU. Video of the incidents in question went viral just after the game, and Day's intent has been debated hotly since the game's completion. The league ultimately decided that his actions did hold malicious intent, and today they announced that he will be forced to miss the Texas A&M game in two weeks. Here's the full statement:
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.
This action is taken in accordance with Southeastern Conference Constitution, Article 4.4.2 (d) which states that a student-athlete may be suspended if it is determined that the student-athlete has committed a flagrant or unsportsmanlike act.
Day, the starting center for MSU, will likely be replaced by guard Ben Beckwith, who was named SEC offensive lineman of the week after his performance last weekend against the Tigers. Should Beckwith shift over to the center position, sophomore Jamaal Clayborn or sophomore Devon Desper will likely replace him at guard against the Aggies, who lead the SEC in sacks with 16.
The Bulldogs have a bye week this weekend before the Aggies of Texas A&M come to town on October 4th for an 11 a.m. kick at Davis Wade Stadium.