A brush with the wrong side of the law has apparently led to the suspension of two members of the Ole Miss football program, Kyle Veazey of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger is reporting.
According to Veazey, head coach Houston Nutt has indefinitely suspended linebacker Clarence Jackson and defensive lineman Delvin Jones for violating unspecified team rules. However, the paper reports that the pair were arrested this morning and charged with being drunk in public.
That would appear to be the reason behind the suspension the drunken duo (allegedly) received this afternoon.
After D.T. Shackelford suffered what’s likely a season-ending knee injury during spring practice, Jackson took over at weakside linebacker and was listed as No. 1 on the most recent depth chart. This was Jackson’s second arrest in less than a year; last September, he was hit with a burglary charge for allegedly stealing, among other things, a 46-inch flat-screen TV from a building that houses the school’s mathematics department.
Jackson played in four games as a true freshman last year.
Jones, a sophomore, played in just two games in 2010 before being one of two players suspended for the final two games of the year due to “bad freshman mistakes”.