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NBA 25/12/2010, 22.37 Comments 0

Mississipi State suspends both Sidney and Bailey

I due hanno dato vita ad una scazzottata


Mississippi State has suspended forwards Renardo Sidney and Elgin Bailey indefinitely for their altercation in the stands at the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday night.

The school said both players were sent home from Hawaii and would miss Saturday's game versus Hawaii and Wednesday's game versus Saint Mary's in Las Vegas.

"I'm very sorry for this incident," Sidney said in a statement. "I had no intention of this ever happening. I apologize for embarrassing my family, all the Mississippi State fans, my teammates and coaches.

"I will learn from this and move on."

The length of their suspensions will be determined by the players' actions going forward.

Punches were thrown in the fight, which lasted several minutes and was broken up by teammates.

"In my 13 years as a head coach, we've never had anything like this happen before," coach Rick Stansbury said in a statement. "I am very disappointed in the actions of Elgin Bailey and Renardo Sidney and in no way does it reflect the overall picture of our program. It is not how we want our men's basketball team to be viewed nationally, and it is certainly not the conduct we expect of teammates in our program, nor will it be tolerated on any level."

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