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Southern Miss QB charged with aggravated assault

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A tough week for Southern Miss just got  a little worse.

One day after it was announced that coach Ellis Johnson was fired after one 0-12 season, one of the team’s most promising young players was arrested in connection to a fight near the USM campus. Quarterback Anthony Alford was arrested and charged with aggravated assault Wednesday. Another student, Korey  Hathorn, was charged with felony possession of a weapon.

Per the Sun-Herald, “The incident occurred near the campus’ Walker Science Building about 11 a.m. Wednesday, when University Police responded to a call of an altercation involving about four individuals, including two nonstudents. While responding to the incident, a University police officer observed Hathorn near the scene in possession of a handgun. Hathorn, who is believed to be a part of the fight, was taken into custody without incident and his weapon recovered.”

A statement from Southern Miss said the university was aware of the situation and was supporting “prescribed due process.” Alford has been suspended in the meantime.

Alford played in nine games this season, throwing for 664 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.

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3 Responses to “Southern Miss QB charged with aggravated assault”
  1. florida727 says: Nov 29, 2012 12:03 PM

    Not to make light of the situation, but purely from a football perspective, 664 yards in NINE games (less than 74 throwing yards PER GAME), two touchdowns against FOUR interceptions, and he’s “one of the team’s most promising young players”? Man, that program really is in trouble. Maybe they should have given Ellis Johnson more time to turn things around. Again, strictly from a football sense, how much worse can a situation get?

  2. dcviking says: Nov 29, 2012 12:42 PM

    I guess he finally beat somebody this year…

  3. sd1024 says: Nov 29, 2012 6:13 PM

    @florida727

    Dont know if you are aware but Alford was a 4 star US Army All-American who spurned every other Mississippi school for Southern Miss. The potential is certainly there.

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