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MSU football player found guilty of malicious mischief

July 27, 2016

MACON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State football player Jeffery Simmons has been found guilty of malicious mischief.

Media outlets report Simmons was charged with simple assault, malicious mischief and disturbing the peace after a March 24 fight in Macon where he was caught on video standing over a woman and repeatedly punching her.

On Tuesday, Simmons was found guilty of malicious mischief and pleaded no contest to the simple assault charge. The disturbing the peace charge was dismissed.

Simmons will pay, in restitution, $711 for medical bills and $175 for the alleged damage to the woman’s car, as well as $475 in fines for the malicious mischief and simple assault charges.

Mississippi State decided in early June to allow Simmons to enroll and join the football team, but will suspend him for the first game against South Alabama.

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