ESPN cameras catch fight in stands between MSU teammates Sidney, Bailey

jwmashek@sunherald.comDecember 24, 2010 

Renardo Sidney's odyssey at Mississippi State might have hit the point of no return late Thursday night.

Hours after returning from a one-game suspension, when Sidney scored 19 points in 19 minutes in a victory over San Diego, ESPN cameras caught a fight between Sidney and MSU teammate Elgin Bailey during a game between Utah and Hawaii

Sidney had been suspended for State's first game of the tournament after an on-court altercation during the Bulldogs' practice Tuesday. Sidney spent the bulk of the last two seasons dealing with an NCAA investigation and a subsequent suspension. He did not play during the 2009-10 season.

ESPN commentator Doug Gottlieb said he believes this is "the end" for Sidney while cameras showed footage of the fight with Bailey. MSU athletic director Scott Stricklin told the Clarion-Ledger the incident was "disappointing" and that the school was still gathering information on what happened.

MSU assistant coach Marcus Grant broke up the fight between Sidney and Bailey. The Bulldogs are scheduled to play again on Christmas Day.

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