Texas A&M Coach Who Punched A West Virginia Player In The Head Has Been Dismissed

    Head Coach Kevin Sumlin released a statement Tuesday.

    Update: Dec. 30, 3:26 p.m. ET

    During the 2nd quarter of yesterday's Liberty Bowl, a uniformed member of Texas A&M staff appears to have punched West Virginia's Daryl Worley in the back of the head.

    Shell backed into the Texas A&M sideline, where he was met by an angry Aggie.


    Another Vine shows the same guy getting aggressive with West Virginia running back Andrew Buie.


    Twitter has identified the Texas A&M coach as Michael Richardson, a former student-athlete and current assistant football coach for the school.

    The Aggies quickly addressed Richardson's conduct on Twitter:

    As soon as Coach Sumlin was made aware of the sideline incident, the student-assistant was told to remain in locker room for 2nd half

    On Tuesday, Head Coach Kevin Sumlin released a statement saying Richardson had been dismissed from the program:

    On Twitter, Richardson apologized for his conduct and how he represented Texas A&M.

    Something like this was never my intention.

    Texas A&M won the bowl game 45-37.