Mississippi State issues statement about James Meyers incident

Posted on 17 March 2015 by Allen

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The Bulldogs are striking back against SBNation after the site ran a story about several football players attacking a student. James Meyers, a junior at Mississippi State sustained a broken nose, broken teeth and a contusion to the right eye. He says it was at the hands of some football players and has sworn under oath.

Here is the University’s statement.

While Mississippi State University normally does not comment on legal matters, a post today on the website SB Nation merits a response.

The post, which contains factual errors that call into question the credibility of the overall post, in great measure represents only the claims and assertions of the personal injury attorney and fails on a number of levels to accurately portray the actions of the university, the MSU Police Department, the MSU Athletics Department and our students.

At this point, there exists significant confusion as to the actual facts of this incident. The university will continue to interact appropriately with law enforcement and the judicial system as these facts are sorted out in a manner that protects the rights of all MSU students.

On March 4, 2015, MSU received notification of a potential civil legal claim from a Jackson personal injury lawyer regarding activities subsequent to an apparent snowball fight among MSU students on the evening of Feb. 25, 2015.

MSU, our university police, our Athletics Department and all others in a position of authority have fully cooperated in this ongoing investigation and will continue to do so. Claims to the contrary simply are not accurate.

The university will not be drawn into a scenario of litigating this matter in the press or online and will have no additional comment on this matter at this time.

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