When the NFL scouting combine begins in February, the annual event will be without at least one projected first-round pick.
Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons has not been invited to the combine, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, due to a 2016 arrest stemming from an incident in which video showed him hitting a woman.
In a 2016 memo, NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent said any prospects found to have misdemeanor or felony convictions for domestic violence, sexual assault or weapons offenses would not be invited to "any league-related event."
A high school senior at the time of the incident, Simmons eventually pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault and was found guilty of malicious mischief. He was allowed to enroll at Mississippi State, though he was suspended for one game.
A two-time all-Southeastern Conference selection, Simmons has widely been projected to be a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft.