Mississippi State released a story on Tuesday saying that senior guard Jalen Steele decided not to play his senior year.
The Knoxville, Tenn. has suffered two torn ACLs and a broken wrist in his three years for the Bulldogs.
The parting was not mutual according to Steele’s Twitter account @Jalensteele0.
“All I wanted was a redshirt and come back stronger next year but they got what they wanted…..” Steele tweeted Tuesday night.
“I came back last year to play ball and also for the people of Mississippi state we a family but there is always a home wrecker,” Steele tweeted.
He also let it be known that he will try and play college basketball one more year.
“Hilarious I’m not done playing just wanted to take a year off to get stronger and be strong for my senior year,” Steele tweeted.
If Steele graduates in May he can transfer to any Division I program and play immediately in the 2014-15 season.
His high school coach Jody Wright also voiced his frustrations on his Twitter account @Fultonhoops.
“Pretty crappy the way Miss St sending out misinformation on @Jalensteele0 trying to say a guys career is over when its not,” Wright tweeted. “They are wrong!!”