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Michael Richardson, a Texas A&M University football student assistant, was sent home at halftime of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Monday (Dec. 29). He was caught throwing elbows and hitting opposing players on the West Virginia football team on the sidelines.
A former player and 2012 graduate at A&M, Richardson was forced to retire due to a neck injury– where he remained as a student assistant.
Head coach Kevin Sumlin sent Richardson home at halftime when he found out about what was going on.
According to ESPN, Sumlin said:
I was made aware of the situation at halftime, he did not return to the field and he has already been sent home […] That’s nothing we condone, there’s nothing about that whole situation that’s a part of who we are and what we believe in. As I said, he has already been sent home and we’ll deal with that when we get back.
Richardson’s acts of violence were not only uncalled for, but completely inappropriate. Let’s only hope the NCAA steps in and disciplines Richardson.