Mississippi State has taken less than 24 hours to respond to troubled prospect Renardo Sidney fighting with teammate Elgin Bailey in the stands between games at the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday night. The school has decided to suspend both players indefinitely, according to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports.
Mississippi State has announced that Renardo Sidney and Elgin Bailey have been suspended indefinitely for their Thursday night fight.
The two players began exchanging blows between games, and were captured on video here. Late last night, Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin called the act "disappointing" and "not how we want our school represented," but said the school was still gathering information. Coach Rick Stansbury declined to comment when asked because he did not know all the facts.
It's not clear when or if Sidney and Bailey will return to the court.
The incident is the latest in a series of mishaps for Sidney in his tumultuous Mississippi State career. He was suspended for all of last season and the beginning of this season for improper benefits, then was suspended for one game after getting into an altercation at practice. It's worth wondering whether this means his Mississippi State career is over.