Mississippi State Dismisses Guard D.J. Gardner

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi State freshman D.J. Gardner
has been dismissed by coach Rick Stansbury for "repeated actions
deemed detrimental to the team."

Gardner, a 6-foot-7 guard from Okolona, Miss., was expected to be redshirted this season. The freshman apparently wasn't happy with that decision, posting profanity-laced remarks on his Twitter account, according to The Clarion-Ledger. Gardner's Twitter account has since been deleted.

Gardner is the fourth Bulldogs player to leave the program in nine months -- joining Twany Beckham, John Riek and Elgin Bailey. Stansbury had banned his players from using the social messaging
website last season after Ravern Johnson used Twitter to question
his role on the team.

The ban was lifted after the season. Stansbury hasn't said if it
will return.


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