Mississippi State guard Gardner dismissed



STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State freshman D.J. Gardner has been dismissed by coach Rick Stansbury for “repeated actions deemed detrimental to the team.”

Gardner, a 6-foot-7 guard from Okolona, Miss., was expected to be redshirted this season. The freshman apparently wasn’t happy with that decision, posting profanity-laced remarks on his Twitter account, according to The Clarion-Ledger. Gardner’s Twitter account has since been deleted.

Gardner is the fourth Bulldogs player to leave the program in nine months — joining Twany Beckham, John Riek and Elgin Bailey. Stansbury had banned his players from using the social messaging website last season after Ravern Johnson used Twitter to question his role on the team.

The ban was lifted after the season. Stansbury hasn’t said if it will return.