Kevin Sumlin announced that that Texas A&M has dismissed student assistant Michael Richardson, a former Aggie that struck two Mountaineer players during the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Monday.
Richardson struck both Andrew Buie and Daryl Worley during the contest. Sumlin was able to see the film during the half and made the decision to keep Richardson in the locker room for the second half.
Sumlin apologized to Buie, Worley and WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen.
Kevin Sumlin released this statement earlier today.
“Upon returning to College Station last night, I had the opportunity to gather information and watch clips of one of our student assistant coaches initiating physical contact on two separate occasions with a West Virginia player. I am extremely disappointed and embarrassed, as his behavior reflected poorly on our program.“On behalf of the Texas A&M football program, I want to apologize to Darryl Worley and to Andrew Buie as well as to Coach Holgorsen and the West Virginia family for the inexcusable actions of the student assistant. I removed him from the sideline at halftime of yesterday’s game after being informed of the incidents and, after further review, have permanently dismissed him from our football program.
“I also want to apologize to the Aggie faithful, as they deserve a program to be proud of, not only in our play, but in the integrity and respect we show on and off the field. This student assistant coach’s actions are not representative of our program.”