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Arrest apparently led to dismissal of Miss. St.’s Dennis Thames

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Earlier today, it was reported that Mississippi State had dismissed defensive back Dennis Thames from the football program for violating unspecified team rules.

A report has subsequently surfaced which reveals that one of those team rules is apparently “don’t let alcohol and/or weed ride shotgun in your ride.”  Allegedly.

According to The Dispatch, Thames was arrested May 31 and charged with possession of marijuana and alcohol in a vehicle.  Thames was booked into the Winston County jail shortly after noon local time Tuesday and was released a short time later.

This was Thames’ second brush with the law since signing with the Bulldogs as a four-star player out of Louisville (Miss.) High School; he was arrested for “public intoxication-other substances” shortly before the start of his freshman season in 2009.  He also served a one-game suspension last year for violating unspecified team rules.

As a redshirt freshman in 2010, Thames played in 10 games.  He was listed as the backup safety on MSU’s two-deep depth chart.

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