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New Ole Miss QB gets hit with underage possession of alcohol

bo wallace

Uh, welcome to school?

Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace has only been on campus for a few weeks and he’s already found himself in some legal trouble.

The early enrollee was cited last week for underage possession of alcohol at a local restaurant/bar, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports. Wallace, who originally signed with Arkansas State under Hugh Freeze in 2010, was issued a post-arrest citation.

In a statement, Freeze said he was aware of the situation and “would handle it internally.”

Wallace set national records for passing yards (4,604) and touchdowns (53) this past season at East Mississippi Community College and also had some interest from Texas.

Wallace is expected to compete right away for the starting QB job.

(Photo courtesy of Clarion-Ledger) 

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8 Responses to “New Ole Miss QB gets hit with underage possession of alcohol”
  1. woebegong says: Jan 26, 2012 10:52 AM

    Think he had better stick to tossing football, rather than tossing back a few, until he reaches the legal limit. Welcome to Ole Miss. coach. You are in the SEC now, so get used to these type of problems. One thing we got in the south, is booze, women and football. Sometimes they get inter mingled and a few folks get into a little hot water, LOL.

  2. LogicalConsideration says: Jan 26, 2012 12:11 PM

    Yawn. I am generally quite willing to make fun of athletes who get arrested for theft, drunk driving, assault, pot, etc. But underage possession of alcohol?
    Not even worth a blog post to report it.

    A little looking around finds reputable studies that show 77% of underage college students drink alcohol in a given year. Drinking it inherently means possessing it. I have no idea about the numbers for kids the same age who aren’t in college but I bet it isn’t all that different.

    This isn’t about the merits of a drinking age or not or when someone is an adult. Maybe a drinking age serves a purpose of keeping things “under control” the way most drivers speed but a speed limit keeps speeds basically “under control”. This has nothing to do with binge drinking either, an acknowledged problem in most colleges.

    It’s about whether or not the arrest of this particular kid was a big deal. It’s simply not. Other kinds of arrests may indicate that an athlete is a “problem child.” A college kid doing what 3/4 of his peers do gives no such indication at all.

  3. infrno says: Jan 26, 2012 2:10 PM

    A college kid got caught with booze. And in other news, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.

  4. sportsdrenched.com says: Jan 26, 2012 2:54 PM

    He wasn’t even arrested. He was “cited”.

    The fact that this is in the media just goes to show if you are an athlete, especially a QB at an SEC School…you are on a pedestal and under a microscope. Fair or not, it is what it is, and he has to be aware of that.

  5. bangitfootball says: Jan 26, 2012 3:04 PM

    In the late 1970s after a big win in a away game in the sticks of Pennsylvania our college coaches had our 2 buses pull over at the first liquor store , hopped out and bought us all 10 cases of beer for the 8 hour ride back. I quess those days are over lol.

  6. dkhhuey says: Jan 26, 2012 4:53 PM

    Is that Garcia from SC?

  7. charger383 says: Jan 26, 2012 8:18 PM

    Lower the drinking age.

  8. mrslay1 says: Jan 26, 2012 9:21 PM

    I agree with earier posts. It must be a slow news day for this to be written about. I don’t think I’ve ever met a college kid that hasn’t had at least a beer. I guess we should arrest or”cite all of them. GEEZZZ get a life!

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