Fans bashing ESPN after network showed video of Jeffery Simmons hitting a woman
ESPN had the package ready to go Thursday night.
Following the Tennessee Titans selection of former Mississippi State standout Jeffery Simmons in the first round, the network showed the video of Simmons assaulting a woman in 2016.
During his time at MSU, Simmons was a model citizen and has repeatedly taken full responsibility for his actions. Because of the incident, Simmons wasn’t invited to the NFL Combine, but he was allowed to interview with teams at the event.
While training for his Pro Day, Simmons unfortunately tore his ACL while working out and will miss the season for the Titans.
Below is the video from ESPN as shared by Trey Wallace on draft night:
— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) April 26, 2019
Fans didn’t think it was appropriate to show Simmons’ video on the biggest night of his life.
ESPN just learned this about Jeffery Simmons? The kid became a model citizen at Miss. State. He’s come a long way and trying now to overcome a torn ACL. And on the best night of his life, ESPN pulls this bullshit and acts like it’s fair and balanced journalism. Typical ESPN poo.
— Ron Higgins (@RonHigg) April 26, 2019
On the biggest night of his life….. Really @ESPNNFL …….
— Jarrett Guarantano✞ (@BroadwayJay2) April 26, 2019
Someone start a thread of Jeffery Simmons’ highlights since ESPN failed to do so.
— Brianna Walker (@briannaSwalker) April 26, 2019
— Nate Richey (@N8Richey) April 26, 2019
@espn whoever made the decision to have that JEFFERY SIMMONS segment go on for 20 mins should be fired we get it you don't want another ray rice situation etc but the guy is defending his sister and even stops his sister from hitting her more
— MEET MR TACO101 (@MTaco101) April 26, 2019
It’s completely ridiculous that the Jeffery Simmons tape was shown on @espn as soon a he was drafted and not even a single clip of him on the field was shown.
— Connor Pickel (@AdayToblink) April 26, 2019
ESPN can piss off with that Jeffery Simmons bit. Biggest day of a kid’s life and they do a 5 minute segment on his worst mistake. AND they show the video?? Don’t recall seeing the video of Baker Mayfield getting speared by the Little Rock police on his draft night
— The Keibler Elf (@TheKeiblerElf) April 26, 2019
If I’m Jeffery Simmons, the first thing I’m doing is suing ESPN.
— Keeb White (@KeebWhite) April 26, 2019
— Drew D (@DavisDrew1) April 26, 2019