Day receives one-game suspension

Mississippi State center Dillon Day has been suspended one game by the SEC. (Butch Dill/Getty Images)

Mississippi State center Dillon Day has been suspended one game by the SEC. (Butch Dill/Getty Images)

Mississippi State senior center Dillon Day has been suspended for the Texas A&M game on Oct. 4 due to incidents during the Bulldogs 34-29 win at LSU over the weekend.

Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive announced Day’s one-game suspension on Tuesday afternoon.

In the release, the SEC stated that Day’s suspension “is the result of multiple flagrant and unsportsmanlike acts during the game, as well as previous disciplinary action for similar behavior.”

The 6-foot-4, 299-pound team captain from West Monroe, La., leaped and landed on the stomach of LSU defensive lineman Devon Godchaux during a run by quarterback Dak Prescott. Day later committed a similar act on cornerback Rashard Robinson, landing on his leg.

Day was not penalized on either play but was flagged for a personal foul on late hit during the third quarter. He denied intentionally stomping either LSU player in an open letter to MSU fans on his Twitter account.

LSU coach Les Miles sent tapes of the incidents to the league office on Monday. The SEC cited that Day’s actions broke Article 4.42 (d) which states that a student-athlete may be suspended if it is determined that the student-athlete has committed a flagrant or unsportsmanlike act.

Day was suspended by MSU coach Dan Mullen for the first half of the Troy game last season after stomping an Auburn defender.

Day’s back-up at center is senior Archie Muniz, who has appeared in 41 career games mainly on special teams and has never started.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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  • ben

    one game? seriously? I think that the previous experience shows that a slap on the wrist means nothing to this young man. Oh well. Frankly, I am surprised that anything was done. The SEC and their officials tend to be excessively lenient on two teams– Alabama and Mississippi State. Obvioulsy, in most years Alabama is the best team in the SEC so I suppose they are easy on them because they want that quality respresentation nationally. I think that they are easy on Mississippi State because as the losingest SEC team all-time, they feel sorry for them.

  • Please Ben!!! How about CJ Johnson tweet of his “new ride” first day on the oxfart campus. Willing to admit what happened, nothing at all. Henderson and his criminal activities could have easily been removed from the school. Doesn’t get more lenient than that. Sad that dingle bears still don’t have anything good to read on their pages.

    • ben

      I hate to stereotype people, but you make it difficult. I know that surely not all Mississippians are as ignorant as often portrayed and I would imagine that a few are capable of some rudimentary logic. However, you apparently are not one of them. Let me make sure that we have this straight. You think that your fat player should be allowed to jump on other players with both feet after the whistle because some guy you know has a car and another guy is a criminal?

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