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Despite video of Mississippi State football recruit punching woman, coach 'thrilled' to have him

Jul 12, 2016 - Washington Post Blogs

Back in March, a heralded college football recruit named Jeffery Simmons was caught on video punching a woman during a squabble at a family gathering. You can watch the video here. Simmons faces a misdemeanor simple assault charge over the matter and next will appear in a Macon, Miss., courtroom on July 26.

But the incident took place after Simmons signed a letter-of-intent to play for Mississippi State, which left Coach Dan Mullen and the Bulldogs' athletic department with something of a ...