Mississippi State forward Kodi Augustus will be suspended for the next two games for his comments following Friday night’s season-opening loss to Rider.
Bulldogs head coach Rick Stansbury made the announcement at a media conference Tuesday that the junior will miss Thursday’s game against Southeastern Louisiana and Saturday’s contest with Bethune Cookman both at Humphrey Coliseum.
Augustus was quoted after the 88-74 loss criticizing head coach Rick Stansbury for his lack of playing time and how he thought the Bulldogs were outcoached by Rider.
“Let me say this about Kodi, Kodi’s done well this fall – we’ve had no problems with him at all,” Stansbury said. “I think out of frustration he said some things and when you do things in life there’s accountability for it.”
Augustus was next to enter the media room and he publicily apologized for his actions after the Rider game immediately after Stansbury.
“Some comments I shouldn’t have made, they were immature comments and like I said I was frustrated and wish I could’ve been out there more,” Augustus said Tuesday. “I just wanted to apologize to my coaches, my teammates and all the fans. That’ll never happen again.”