Mississippi State AD John Cohen issues statement following Armed Forces Bowl brawl
The 2020 Armed Forces Bowl was won by Mississippi State, as the Bulldogs bested No. 24 Tulsa 28-26 on Thursday, but the most memorable sequence of the matchup occurred after the game.
If you missed it, moments after Mississippi State beat Tulsa, a huge brawl broke out involving both teams.
Mike Leach’s postgame comments didn’t come off very well and one of the key Bulldogs involved in the fight (receiver Malik Heath) posted a video bragging about his involvement, which included kicking a Tulsa player that was on the ground in the face before running off, immediately after the game.
Leading up to the start of the College Football Playoff, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit blasted Mississippi State and Mike Leach during the latest College GameDay pregame show.
Following all the attention Mississippi State has received following the brawl, MSU AD John Cohen has issued the following statement:
“While I’m proud of the representation of our football student-athletes in our previous 10 SEC games and applaud the effort of our team during the Armed Forces Bowl, I’m deeply concerned about the actions of some student-athletes. No matter what led to the situation, fighting is inexcusable and does not represent Mississippi State University’s core values. Our administration and Coach Leach are working diligently with the SEC office to review yesterday’s events and will address the situation in an appropriate matter.”