August 23, 2018 11:14:29 AM
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Mississippi State officials confirmed Wednesday offensive lineman Michael Story has been suspended indefinitely.
Through a records request from the Starkville Municipal Court, The Dispatch learned Story was arrested Saturday on a misdemeanor count of aggravated cruelty to a cat or dog.
In the complaint, the accuser, whose name is redacted, said Story "shut Kodak the Great Dane in the back room of his apartment and did not feed or water Kodak the Great Dane since Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, until Aug. 18, 2018. Mr. Story then stated at a later time that Kodak the Great Dane had been in the bedroom of the apartment for roughly a week's time."
The complaint also said this happened at a residence in the city limits of Starkville. The address is redacted.
Story, a junior from Ripley, practiced as a second-team left guard early in preseason camp. He started twice as a freshman in 2016.
"When we were made aware of the incident involving Michael Saturday morning, we, or I, imposed an immediate indefinite suspension on Michael," MSU coach Joe Moorhead said Wednesday night. "He hasn't practiced with the team since Saturday. We talk to our team all the time about our decision-making and conduct off the field, certainly that's something we stress every day. The discipline of this will be handled accordingly."
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