SEC won’t punish Mississippi State’s Rick Ray for comments to Marshall Henderson

Rick Ray

Jan 25, 2014; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Rick Ray during the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Tad Smith Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

The Southeastern Conference will not discipline Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Rick Ray after he directed a profanity at an Ole Miss player in the Bulldog’s loss to the Rebels on Saturday, according to Michael Bonner of the Clarion-Ledger on Monday.

With seconds remaining in the game Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson walked past Ray and the Bulldog’s second-year head coach uttered one of George Carlins’ seven words you can’t say on tv.


“One of our rules in our program is don’t do anything to embarrass yourself, the basketball program, the university or your family,” Ray said. “Obviously I did that so that’s something I’ve got to make sure I hold myself accountable too.”

Ray apologized to Rebels head coach Andy Kennedy and Henderson immediately after the incident and took full responsibility which satisfied SEC commissioner Mike Slive who didn’t see any punishment necessary.

Topics: Marshall Henderson, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Ole Miss Rebels, Rick Ray

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