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Two Ole Miss players arrested for public intox

Posted on: May 13, 2011 6:11 pm
Edited on: May 13, 2011 6:11 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Two promising freshmen on the Ole Miss defense are in trouble today... and it's not the first time for either of them. According to the Oxford Crime Report, Delvin Jones and Clarence Jackson were arrested early this morning on charges of public intoxication.

As the article notes, Jackson had already been suspended after four games for the remainder of the 2010 season by Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt this year, but he had already earned his way in the starting lineup during spring play as a Will linebacker this year. Jones, meanwhile, played in two games as a true freshman at defensive end before earning a suspension late in the season for what the website reports was a couch-burning incident. 

Both men are only 19 years old, so from a legal perspective they shouldn't have had access to alcohol at all, but that fact has no bearing on either man's arrest. The University Police Department in Oxford informed CBSSports.com that the main condition for arrest for public intoxication is exhibiting the classic signs of drunkenness -- not necessarily meeting a certain blood alcohol level that may vary by age, as with DUI charges. Further, the charges were filed at 3:40 in the morning, which is almost late/early enough to see the sun rise.

All of which is to say, it's quite unlikely that this is simply police railroading a couple kids who had only had a drink or two. Jackson and Jones deserve their day in court and are innocent until proven guilty, of course, but the facts as we know them so far are not exactly on the young men's side.

Houston Nutt announced through a spokesperson that both players were "suspended indefinitely for breaking team rules."

Comments

Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: May 16, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Two Ole Miss players arrested for public intox

I never knew you could see the sun rise at 3:40am anywhere in the U.S. except for maybe Alaska....my next vacation will be to Oxford for sure



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Two Ole Miss players arrested for public intox

I know, hard to believe it wasn't an Ohio State coach, player, A.D., booster, etc. That, or anything USC-related.



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: May 15, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Two Ole Miss players arrested for public intox

At age 19, they are old enough to join the Army and drink someplace overseas.  Except I understand the Army won't let them drink in Iraq and Afghanistan to avoid offending the people who may shoot at them.



Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2011 2:26 pm
 

Two Ole Miss players arrested for public intox

Ya good one Memphis Murder...now let us list the Florida Gator arrests...wait not enough room.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: May 14, 2011 10:48 pm
 

Two Ole Miss players arrested for public intox

Someone get the grand jury ready.... 2 college kids were drinking.... I can't believe this happened...



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: May 14, 2011 10:31 am
 

Two Ole Miss players arrested for public intox

Manboobs, obviously your comment is brilliant and original.  Oh, by the way, here is a list of Minnesota Gopher football players who have been arrested within the past 5 years:  Alex Daniels, Keith Massey, E.J. Jones, Dominic Jones, Michael Carter, Ryan Wynn, Kevin Whaley, and Gary Tinsley.  Not bad for a non-SEC school.  Come back when you have something important to say.....or not.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: May 13, 2011 8:48 pm
 

Two Ole Miss players arrested for public intox

Ohhh wait, two SEC football players in trouble?


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