Mississippi State coach apologizes for saying f— you to Marshall Henderson

Rick Ray Marshall HendersonMississippi State coach Rick Ray apologized on Sunday for cursing at Marshall Henderson at the end of the Bulldogs’ 82-63 loss to their rivals.

Mississippi State was down big in the final seconds when Ray was frustrated and said “f— you” to Henderson. Henderson is used to playing the villain role and was cruising around the court in full-on swag mode. He went 7-for-17 for 19 points.

The coach posted an apology note on Instagram Sunday. This is what the note said:

“I responded inappropriately to an Ole Miss player [Saturday] in our game. I reached out to [Ole Miss] coach [Andy] Kennedy immediately to apologize and subsequently to the player too. There is no reason for a coach to ever have interaction with an opposing player, ever, regardless of the circumstances. I was more upset with our performance than the player. I was totally at fault.”

Well, at least he owned it. But who can really blame him for what he did? Who doesn’t get ticked off at a loudmouth, green-lighted showboater like Henderson? He’s the exact type of guy who would get under everyone’s skin.

H/T Sporting News

Marshall Henderson had two run-ins with police over loud music

Marshall HendersonMarshall Henderson was suspended indefinitely last week by Ole Miss for a violation of team rules. No specifics were given about the violation, but a report said Henderson failed a drug test. A subsequent report stated that Henderson was pulled over in a traffic stop for speeding and had cocaine and marijuana in his possession. Now we’re learning that Henderson has had a few more run-ins with the police in recent months, albeit mostly minor ones.

USA Today says police went to an apartment on April 4 because of a noise complaint. Henderson answered the door, identified himself, and cooperated with the request to turn down the music.

Three weeks later, the Ole Miss guard was pulled over in his car because of loud music and failure to wear a seatbelt. Henderson was cited for a noise violation and failure to show proof of insurance. The kicker is that after being cited, Henderson allegedly turned his music back up as he drove away, causing the officer to confront him about the issue once again. Henderson turned his music back down after being threatened with jail.

Seriously, does any of this surprise you? The guy loves taunting opponents and has that “I don’t give a bleep” attitude. No surprise that mentality extends to his interactions with police.

Marshall Henderson reportedly in possession of cocaine, marijuana

Marshall HendersonMarshall Henderson reportedly was in possession of cocaine and marijuana when he was pulled over by police in May, which could have led to his suspension by the Ole Miss basketball team.

Ole Miss announced on Wednesday that Henderson was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. According to a report, Henderson’s violation was a failed a drug test. Now we’re learning what may have prompted the test (if it wasn’t randomly administered).

The Wall Street Journal reports that Henderson was pulled over by Oxford police in May on suspicion of speeding. The officer noticed a smell of marijuana in the car and says Henderson handed him a bag that contained a small nugget of marijuana. A search by a police dog also turned up a clear plastic bag that appeared to contain a small amount of cocaine.

Henderson was cited for having no proof of insurance, but not charged with anything else.

Henderson has a long history with drugs. In 2009, he was busted for trying to buy 57 grams of marijuana with counterfeit money. He spent some time in jail in 2012 for violating his probation by testing positive for alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine.

Based on all this information, is anyone really surprised by the May events?

Marshall Henderson responds to Erin Andrews’ criticism on Twitter

marshall henderson auburn fansThere are few players in college or professional athletics that people love to hate more than Marshall Henderson. On Tuesday, Henderson was suspended indefinitely by Ole Miss for reportedly failing a drug test. Those of us who know some of the details of his checkered past were hardly surprised.

After the news broke, several people jumped all over the opportunity to kick Henderson while he is down. One of those people was FOX Sports’ Erin Andrews.

Of course, Andrews was referring to some of Henderson’s antics like giving Florida fans the Gator chomp and flipping people off on his way off the court. If you thought an indefinite suspension was enough to silence Marshall, you were wrong.

I know it’s hard for him to resist, but Henderson probably shouldn’t be tweeting at a time like this. He already looks like an idiot. There’s no need to make it worse.

Marshall Henderson reportedly fails drug test, is suspended indefinitely

Marshall HendersonOle Miss guard Marshall Henderson has a checkered past that involves serious drug use, and he reportedly has not completely given it up. On Wednesday, Ole Miss announced that Henderson has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. According to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports, the suspension is related to a failed drug test.

“Since the season ended, we have talked a lot about Marshall taking a greater leadership role with our team,” Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said in a statement, via USA TODAY. “With that comes greater responsibility, and he must do a better job of living up to the high standard we expect from him and he desires from himself.”

Back in January, details emerged about Henderson allegedly using counterfeit money to buy huge quantities of marijuana while he was a high school senior. He also spent 25 days in jail last year after reportedly violating his probation by testing positive for cocaine, marijuana and alcohol.

Henderson became one of the most polarizing figures in college basketball during March Madness, and most of his antics like Gator chomping at Florida fans were viewed as harmless. We now realize that stopping Marshall from flipping off opposing fans only scratches the surface of the issues Ole Miss has had with him.

Marshall Henderson clowns Tennessee football team for low APR scores

Marshall Henderson, everyone’s favorite crap-talking college basketball player, decided to have some fun at Tennessee’s expense on Wednesday

The Ole Miss guard took note of Tennessee football’s poor Academic Progress Rate score and tweeted the following jab at the Vols:

Marshall HendersonAPR scores were released on Tuesday and, at 924, the Vols were the lowest in the SEC. If they don’t improve the score, they could face sanctions.

But, as Henderson says, it’s not that hard!

“Academics are at the forefront of the priorities within our football team, and we are excited with the results in the classroom from the spring semester,” new Tennessee coach Butch Jones said Tuesday. “We are moving forward with a great plan and structure that alleviates past academic concerns, and we are confident of avoiding any APR issues. Everything is in place to provide the best possible environment for achieving academic success for our student-athletes as we continue to move forward.”

Somewhat surprisingly, Alabama actually led the SEC with a 978 APR, which was higher than Vanderbilt’s 973. Not only does Nick Saban have his program dominating on the field, they are also doing well in the classroom, too.

But seriously, pick it up, Tennessee. It really isn’t that hard.

H/T Sporting News

Marshall Henderson is pumped for the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ season premiere

The Miami Heat are set to take on the San Antonio Spurs in a critical Game 3 matchup of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, but Marshall Henderson has more important priorities to worry about. Henderson is a huge LeBron James fan, but he is too pumped for the Season 4 premiere of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” to even think about Game 3.

marshall hendersonThe good news for Henderson is “Pretty Little Liars” airs at 8 p.m. EST, and the game isn’t until 9 p.m. EST. The Ole Miss star can easily watch both, although I’m not sure he even cares at the moment. Plus, if the show is anywhere near as intense as my wife claims it is, he’ll probably be on too much of an adrenaline high when it ends to remember when tip-off is taking place.

Henderson provided constant entertainment during the NCAA Tournament a few months ago, and we’re glad to see he’s finding ways to keep it going during the offseason. A couple weeks ago, the self-proclaimed “landshark” offered to help a celebrity in need — although I don’t think anyone really wants to get near her at the moment. In any event, Henderson is still the gift that keeps on giving.

H/T SI Hot Clicks