Home / NCAAF / Top-20 recruit Jeffery Simmons of MSU apologizes after report of beating woman in video
   

Top-20 recruit Jeffery Simmons of MSU apologizes after report of beating woman in video

Jeffery Simmons, a top-20 recruit who signed with Mississippi State, has apologized after it was reported that a video shows him beating a woman.

WCBI News reports the video above shows the 6-foot-2, 235-pound defensive lineman and another woman punching a woman.

Simmons apologized to “Sophia Taylor” and her family on Facebook and blamed his actions on a misguided attempt to “defend my family”.

“What was I thinking? Honestly, I wasn’t thinking, all I could think was this is my family and I’m supposed to defend my family,” he wrote. “Many know my deceased nephews were my pride and joy, I do everything I do in honor of the life they never got the chance to live, and to listen to someone talk so terrible about them caused me to make choices, decisions and act in a manner that was out of character for me. Is that an excuse?… NO! I truly hope that you will find it in your hearts to forgive me for my actions.”

true

MSU signee Jeffery Simmons speaks out after violent video surfaces https://t.co/RUrnFEzPw3pic.twitter.com/B8bzt7CJ1m

— Alex McDaniel (@AlexMcDaniel)March 26, 2016

Police in Macon, Miss. have not commented on whether they are investigating the alleged incident.

About proncaa

Check Also

Lewerke on the spot against Michigan’s tough defense

Lewerke on the spot against Michigan's tough defense

USC craving more consistency from erratic offense

Southern California coach Clay Helton wants a balanced offense

Mizzou needs a Homecoming win to snap three-game skid

Midway through the season, the Missouri Tigers are 3-3 and their losing skid includes all three SEC games so far.

Stanford looking to get back on track against Arizona State

Stanford hoping to shake off two-game losing streak as it heads to the desert to face Arizona State

FSU’s Robinson: Panama City ‘ripped to shreds’

FSU's Janarius Robinson said it looked like "someone dropped a nuclear bomb on us" when asked to describe what he saw upon returning home after Hurricane Michael.