Moorhead not discussing MSU suspensions - for now

August 26, 2019

Posted: Aug 26, 2019 8:35 PM
Updated: Aug 26, 2019 8:35 PM

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during today's rotary meeting in tupelo, msu athletic director john cohen would not comment any further on the sanctions leveled by the ncaa on friday. msu was placed on three years probation after an investigation determined that a part-time student tutor completed coursework for ten football players and one men's basketball player in an on-line class. those ten football players will miss eight games this season, which kicks off saturday in new orleans against louisiana. during monday's game-week news conference, head coach joe moorhead declined to get into specifics on the upcoming suspensions. moorhead says any suspensions will be announced on saturday, and that they will be handled on a game-by-game basis. here's what else what he said on the upcoming suspensions. "it happened, it was identified, it was reported, we were sanctioned, the kids understand, and they pay the consequence for their choice, and we need to educate them, and this incident or episode hasn't done anything to quell my belief or desire to achieve great successes at mississippi state, nor has it affected recruiting or anything else, so to me, it was something that happened, it was acknowledged, and we're gonna move on from it, and be better from it." moorhead also says there's a chance that keytaon thompson could remain at msu. thompson entered the ncaa transfer portal on friday after losing the starting quarterback position battle to tommy stevens. moorhead says thompson is not with the team at the moment, but planned to meet with him again, and is unsure when thompson will make a final decision.
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