'Several' Mississippi State Players Reportedly Suspended For Season-Opener

Mississippi State will miss five players in Thursday night's game against Memphis, including starter Fletcher Cox.

The Mississippi St. Bulldogs are hours away from following up their surprising 2010 with a game against the Memphis Tigers, but may be without multiple players. AAccording to our own For Whom The Cowbell Tolls, and corroborated Brandon Marcello, by "several" Bulldogs players won't be joining their teammates on the field. Defensive lineman Fletcher Cox's name has been floated as one of the players sitting out the Bulldogs' season-opener.

There hasn't been any confirmation, nor has any reason been mentioned for ... whatever it is we're talking about.

Several Missy State students have tweeted and posted on message boards about seeing Cox around campus and elsewhere. If he were playing, he should be in Memphis right now. So. 

Cox's loss would be significant if it were to last beyond the Memphis game. A starting defensive tackle, he's one of the anchors of the strong Bulldogs run defense. The rest of the names? Well those are a mystery, and may be until the Bulldogs take the field.

For more, head to Mississippi State blog For Whom The Cowbell Tolls.

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