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Hot Cougar Action: Mansel Simmons retires

After suffering a head injury in a fight last month Mansel Simmons is retiring from football.

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Mansel Simmons' football career is over. After suffering multiple skull fractures in a fight in March, Simmons announced he was retiring from football on Thursday.

Simmons was knocked unconscious in the incident and also suffered a concussion. With his head injuries as serious as they were, and the risk of head injuries in football, it isn't a surprise to see Simmons decide to hang up his cleats. According to Christian Caple, Mike Leach said Simmons will remain on scholarship.

For those of you wondering, players forced to quit playing due to injury are moved to medical scholarships. Everything is the same, but they do not count against the NCAA scholarship limit.


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