Texas A&M staffer throws punches at West Virginia players (Video)

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After the Liberty Bowl, Texas A&M staff member Michael Richardson should be without a job.

During the first half, Richardson, a student assistant, threw multiple cheap shots toward West Virginia players. First he threw an elbow at WVU running back Andrew Buie after he was pushed out of bounds.

Then, later in the half, he threw a blatant punch at the head of cornerback Daryl Worley, who was backpedaling out of bounds.

Richardson played linebacker for the Aggies in 2012, but broke his neck during a game and has been a student assistant ever since. A&M coach Kevin Sumlin was made aware of the two incidents at halftime and told Richardson to stay in the locker room for the second half.

A&M also sent out this statement:

“When Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin was made aware of student assistant Michael Richardson’s actions on the sideline, he was told to remain in the locker room for the remainder of the game.”

The play on the field was chippy in the first half, but it should never carry over to the sideline. That’s completely unacceptable.

The Aggies led at 28-27 at halftime and went on to win 45-37.

(Video via SDS)

For more Texas A&M news, visit AggieYell.com.

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