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|According to Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury, Renardo Sidney did not travel with the team to Europe because he needed to "fulfill obligations."|
"Let's make sure to get this clear: it was not his decision to go to Houston," Stansbury said. "Everybody understand that. I made that decision, nobody else made that decision. I made the decision, OK? That's where that is and, again, would I have liked for him to have been on the trip? I would have and it would have been good, but there are some things he had to handle that he hadn't handled. Since then, he has."
"He fulfilled some obligations he had to have for the team," Stansbury said today. "And he did that. So, we'll see if he keeps progressing. We all want to hope and believe he can."
Asked if the trip to Houston was punishment, Stansbury responded hastily. "'Fulfill obligations' is not punishment," he said. "That could be opportunities."