Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury announced Monday that Renardo Sidney's suspension for fighting teammate Elgin Bailey in Hawaii just before Christmas has been lifted, and that Bailey is transferring out of the program.
“We wish him the best as he moves on,” Stansbury said. "Elgin has had to deal with some very tough injuries, but he’s worked very hard to get to where he is now. Wherever he ends up, I hope he’s able to have a lot of success. As for this team, it’s time to move on and learn from these mistakes. Hopefully, by sending Sid and Elgin home following the incident, a strong message was sent that this type of behavior is unacceptable."
Sidney and Bailey both missed MSU's losses to Hawaii (Dec. 25) and Saint Mary's (Dec. 29).
Mississippi State is 8-6.
The Bulldogs open SEC play Saturday against Alabama.