The Southeastern Conference has suspended Mississippi State center Dillon Day for the team’s Oct. 4 game against Texas A&M for stomping on two defensive players in the Bulldogs’ 34-29 win over LSU last Saturday.
Day, a senior, was shown on video leaping up and then stomping hard on LSU defensive tackle Davon Godchaux’s stomach in one instance and the groin of cornerback Rashard Robinson in another instance, forcing the latter to be removed from the game. SEC commissioner Mike Slive announced the punishment Tuesday, citing Day’s history of dangerous behavior.
“This action is the result of multiple flagrant and unsportsmanlike acts during the game, as well as previous disciplinary action for similar behavior,” the conference’s press release read, per Michael Bonner of The Clarion-Ledger.
Day was previously suspended for the start of a game against Troy last season after stomping on an Auburn player. He later entered the game, so Oct. 4 will be the first time since 2012 that Day is not under center for any portion of a Mississippi State game. For his part, Day maintains that he’s been “wrongfully accused,” claiming his momentum carried him into both defenders as he was attempting to finish the play.