Report: Mother of Southern Mississippi quarterback Anthony Alford arrested at game

Report: Mother of Southern Mississippi quarterback Anthony Alford arrested at game

By Chris Huston | College Football Writer

The mother of Southern Mississippi quarterback Anthony Alford was arrested by Hattiesburg police and charged with two misdemeanors after she was escorted from the stands during the Golden Eagles' 59-24 loss to Marshall on Saturday, the Hattiesburg American reported on Tuesday.

According to the report:

Lawanda Ann Alford, 38, was booked into the Forrest County Jail Saturday on disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges.

She was ordered from the stands after getting into a loud argument with another fan who was berating her son's play

This wasn't the first such incident for Alford's mother. She came out onto the field of play during one of her son's high school baseball games this past spring after he was ejected for arguing a called third strike. She was escorted from the stadium after screaming at the umpire.

It's been a rough season for her son, who left the Marshall game with an injured foot and his team down, 45-17. The highly-touted true freshman is completing just 44 percent of his passes this fall with no touchdowns and three interceptions. He does, however, lead the team in total offense and touchdowns.

That won't stop the winless Golden Eagles from giving their fourth different starting quarterback of the season -- sophomore Arsenio Favor -- a try this Saturday against Rice.

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