A five-star Mississippi State football recruit has apologized on Facebook after a video surfaced showing him beating a woman during a fight. Jeffrey Simmons, of Noxubee County, Mississippi, said in the Facebook post that the woman had made remarks about a deceased family member.
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“I truly hope that you will find it in your hearts to forgive me for my actions,” Simmons wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post. “I want to apologize to those that have supported me, those who look up to me and those who I consider family. I hope that each of you will accept my apology. I was raised in church, I’ve asked for forgiveness and I pray for God’s continued guidance as I move forward in becoming a better person.”
The Facebook post made by Simmons can be seen below:
Mississippi State has not commented. Police are aware of the incident, but have also not commented, according to WCBI-TV.
The video and apology were both posted Saturday. The incident occurred Thursday, WCBI reports.
Simmons, 18, is a 6-3, 277-pound defensive lineman who played last season at Macon High School. He chose Mississippi State over Mississippi and Alabama.