Mississippi St. suspends five players

Updated: September 1, 2011, 6:32 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mississippi State has suspended five players for its season opener against Memphis, including starting defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and backup quarterback Dylan Favre.

Favre, a redshirt freshman listed as even with Tyler Russell at No. 2 on the depth chart, is the nephew of former NFL quarterback Brett Favre.

Mississippi State released a list of the suspended players two hours before the game. The other three are offensive tackle Blaine Clausell, linebacker ...

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