November 17, 2009

Stansbury suspends Augustus two games

It's no secret that Mississippi State has some depth issues already one game into the season.

But the Bulldogs roster was shrunk even more Tuesday afternoon when head coach Rick Stansbury announced the suspension of junior forward Kodi Augustus for the next two games.

Augustus was suspended for his disparaging remarks to the media about his lack of playing time in MSU's season opening 88-74 loss to Rider Friday night.

"Kodi's status is that he will not play for two games," Stansbury said. "He'll be suspended among other things that are in house. Let me say this about Kodi, Kodi's done well this fall. We've had no problems with him at all. He out of frustration said some things. When you do things in life there are accountability for it."

Augustus was also onhand Tuesday at the press conference to address his suspension and apologize for his remarks.

"About the game Friday night, I was frustrated because ever since I've been here we haven't lost a season opener," Augustus said. "There are some comments I shouldn't have made. They were immature comments. Like I said, I was frustrated because I could have been out there more and I just want to apologize to my coaches, my teammates and the fans. It will never happen again."

Augustus made the same apology to his teammate during the Bulldogs film session Saturday morning.

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