[Watch] College Football Recruit Offers Apology After Violent Video Surfaces

STARKVILLE, MS - SEPTEMBER 19:  Exterior of Davis Wade Stadium after a game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Northwestern State Demons at Davis Wade Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Starkville, Mississippi.  The Bulldogs defeated the Demons 62-13.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

[Watch] College Football Recruit Offers Apology After Violent Video Surfaces

The Mississippi State signee allegedly was caught on tape punching a woman.

Published March 27, 2016

While Mississippi State University signee Jeffrey Simmons is currently rated the number 19 overall player in the country, he has currently found himself in hot water regarding a violent incident that occured late last week.

As reported, the graphic video shows a confrontation taking place Thursday (March 24) with the clip showing Simmons allegedly punching a woman repeatedly.

Once the video started circulating online, Simmons posted an apology on his Facebook page, which has since been deleted. 

“Where do I start? Where do I begin? Wow!” his post began. “Decisions, choices and actions should always be carefully thought through when incidents occur. I take full responsibility for my actions that occurred on Thursday even.”

He goes on to apologize to Sophia Taylor, the alleged victim, and her family, saying, “What was I thinking? Honestly, I wasn’t thinking, all I could think was this is my family and I am supposed to defend my family.”

Simmons apology details his perspective that the fight began to defend the honor of his deceased nephews. He also goes on to say that there is no excuse for his actions while asking for forgiveness.

Simmons is currently scheduled to enroll to Mississippi State this summer to play football.

(Photo: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Written by KC Orcutt


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