Jeffery Simmons, the five-star Mississippi State recruit that was shown beating a woman on a video recording, had his day in court Tuesday. Simmons was found guilty of malicious mischief, pleaded no contest to the charge of simple assault, and had a charge of disturbing the peace dropped.
The charges stem from an incident caught on camera and widely circulated in late March, in which Simmons and another woman punched and kicked Sophia Taylor during a street brawl. According to The Clarion Ledger, the court ruled Tuesday the freshman will be required to pay $711 for Taylor’s medical bills, $475 for the charges, and $175 for damage to Taylor’s vehicle. Taylor will owe $225 for a charge of disturbing the peace.