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.