Tag:Clarence Jackson
Posted on: May 16, 2011 1:11 pm
Edited on: May 16, 2011 1:51 pm

Nutt 'probably' going to boot suspended Rebs

Posted by Tom Fornelli

On Friday morning two Ole Miss players were arrested for public intoxication and suspended indefinitely by Houston Nutt. Considering it wasn't the first offense for either Delvin Jones or Clarence Jackson, many Ole Miss fans were wondering whether or not Jones or Jackson would ever play another down of football in a Rebels uniform. Well, if a radio interview Nutt gave on Friday afternoon is any indication, probably not.

Nutt was on The Chris Vernon Show in Memphis on Friday afternoon and said that this latest incident "probably (means) they're going to be removed from the team."

Nutt then talked to the Clarion-Ledger's Kyle Veazey, and while he backed off the talk of booting the players a bit, he was still pretty angry about their arrest.

“We’ve had such an unbelievable offseason,” Nutt told Veazey. “We’ve had a really good January, February, March, April, this May. We’ve got two selfish guys that just make a wrong terrible decision that embarrasses the 98 percent that do it right, that’s what makes you so mad. These guys have been talked to repeatedly. That’s what bothers me.” 

As of now, before making any decision, Nutt wants to talk to both players on Monday and then figure out what their futures with Ole Miss will be.

Thanks to an injury to D.T. Shackleford, Jackson was expected to earn a starting linebacker spot this year after being suspended four games in 2010. The reason for Jackson's suspension was that he allegedly possessed a flat-screen television, television stand and DVD player that belonged to Ole Miss' math department. Jones, a reserve defensive lineman, was suspended two games last season as well. 

UPDATE: Probably no more, as Nutt has gone and dismissed both Jackson and Jones from the team

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

Two Ole Miss players arrested for public intox

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."

Posted on: April 12, 2011 12:20 pm
Edited on: April 12, 2011 12:24 pm

Ole Miss' Shackelford tears ACL

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Bad news for Ole Miss' defense, as the news the school feared the most about linebacker D.T. Shackelford was what the Rebels got on Tuesday. After undergoing an MRI on his injured knee on Monday, the school announced on Tuesday that Shackelford has torn the ACL in his right knee, and he's going to be out from six to eight months.

Which means his 2011 season is in serious jeopardy.

Shackelford injured the knee during drills on Monday, and head coach Houston Nutt was worried that the injury could be serious when it happened. Now we know how serious it is, and Nutt will have to find a new middle linebacker this season. Shackelford had been expected to take over the starting job this season following the graduation of Jonathan Cornell, who led the Rebels in tackles last season.

After starting six games in 2010, Shackelford managed to finish seventh on the team with 48 tackles. Shackelford also managed to lead the team with 5 sacks. It's expected that either Clarence Jackson or Ralph Williams will battle for the starting middle linebacker job in Shackelford's absence.

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