Michael Richardson dismissed by Texas A&M
Texas A&M student assistant Michael Richardson was dismissed from the Aggies program on Tuesday. Richardson, who played for Texas A&M until he suffered a serious neck injury in 2012, was caught on camera throwing multiple cheap shots at West Virginia players during the Liberty Bowl on Monday.
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin announced the decision to dismiss Richardson in a statement.
“Upon returning to College Station last night, I had the opportunity to gather and information and watch clips of one of our student assistant coaches initiating physical contact on two separate occasions with a West Virginia player,” Sumlin said, via Sam Cooper of Dr. Saturday. “I am extremely disappointed and embarrassed, as his behavior reflected poorly on our program.”
Richardson threw an elbow at one player who was forced out of bounds and punched another in the back of the head. He apologized on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
Something like this was never my intention. pic.twitter.com/ovSyXGChto
— MikeLowery#CoachRich (@AggswaggCEO) December 30, 2014
Sumlin also apologized to West Virginia and confirmed that he removed Richardson from the sideline on Monday as soon as he was made aware of the incidents.