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The ugly brawl that broke out during the Armed Forces Bowl between Mississippi State and Tulsa has gone viral. Things went a bit further than most of the scuffles we see, so that isn’t surprising.
Malik Heath’s reaction to that brawl — and his participation — was surprising, however. The Bulldogs’ junior wide receiver took to Instagram Live in the locker room to relive the moment.
That moment also included him kicking a Tulsa player in the head before subsequently running away.
— izzy (@Isabelle_Ryan11) December 31, 2020
He kicked a guy while he was on the ground, ran away, and now he’s on social media bragging about it. I sure hope Heath wasn’t planning on using the “heat of the moment” excuse. He lost that right the second he clicked “Go Live” on Instagram.
Here is the video for anyone who missed it.
— PFF College (@PFF_College) December 31, 2020
This more than likely won’t have the ending Heath hopes, though. Social media is already going after him for both incidents, and rightfully so.
Malik Heath from Miss St football, what a coward… kicks the dude in the head and sprints off.
— Kyle Wisner (@45Rambo) December 31, 2020
Let me get this straight
Malik Heath gets arrested this offseason for a bunch of things, including driving under the influence
He stays on the team, and does this, which is probably assault
Just pathetic. I don't even know what else to say about Mississippi State right now https://t.co/ICkopj431H
— Collin Giuliani (@CollinGiuliani) December 31, 2020
Malik Heath #4 of Mississippi State ran for more yards after his kick (about 80) than he did after his 3 catches (19).
— Coach BJ Payne (@Americanfbcamp) December 31, 2020
We will see how Mississippi State handles this situation, but it would be shocking to see Heath go completely unpunished. Guess we’ll have to wait for Mike Leach to “look at the film” before making a decision.
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