From a certain bloggeur/beat writer who shall remain nameless...
Ole Miss safety Tig Barksdale has been suspended for the remainder of spring practice after “breaking team rules,” according to coach Houston Nutt.
Nutt also said Barksdale’s future with the Ole Miss program is in jeopardy.
“Not good,” Nutt said. “We’ve just got to look at the rest of the spring and see where we are. I hate it. We’re trying to make a difference in his life, but I just don’t know right now.”
Barksdale, who was The Clarion-Ledger’s Mr. Football selection in 2007 after leading South Panola High School to the MHSAA Class 5A state title, did not play for the Rebels in 2009 because he was held out unspecified “medical reasons.”
Barksdale committed to Ole Miss for the 2008 signing class after a standout career as a defensive back and running back at South Panola. He didn’t sign with Ole Miss and instead attended Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy during the 2008-09 school year.
He was expected to challenge for a starting position at safety this spring.
Barksdale is the second high profile Mississippi recruit who’s been suspended for spring workouts. Former Noxubee County receiver Pat Patterson was suspended before spring practice started, also for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Barksdale was not at Thursday afternoon’s practice.