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Friday, December 24, 2010

Renardo Sidney Makes Debut as Player and Boxer

Mississippi State forward Renardo Sidney sat out the entire 2009-10 season after the NCAA ruled he received improper benefits while still in high school. Last night in Honolulu at the Diamond Head Classic, he made only his second apearance for the Bulldogs against the San Diego State Aztecs, scoring 19 points in 19 minutes off the bench.

After the game, Sidney got into an altercation with teammate Elgin Bailey while the team was watching Utah and Hawaii.

No word on what started the fight, but I score the round 10-8 for Sidney. Bailey barely got off a shot.

Sidney had been suspended an additional three games by head coach Rick Stansbury for conduct detrimental to the team, and is looking at a probable extension of that after this latest incident.

There had been questions about Sidney's character going back to his days as a high school phenom originally from Jackson, Miss. His family moved to Los Angeles during his ninth grade year, and Sidney graduated from Fairfax High School.

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