Just as the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker was inching perilously close to double digits, a member of the SEC has swooped in and saved the day.
According to multiple media outlets, Ole Miss’ Charles Sawyer was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with driving under the influence. The arrest, details of which were not available, came shortly after the Rebels’ game against Southeast Missouri State, which kicked off at 7 p.m. ET.
Sawyer was pulled over by a university police officer at three a.m. ET.
Head coach Hugh Freeze, who will address the media as previously scheduled this afternoon, is aware of the incident and is currently in fact-gathering mode. It’s likely the senior cornerback will face some type of suspension over the arrest.
Sawyer had started all 25 games the past two seasons, but a shoulder injury limited him in the season opener against Vanderbilt and kept him out of this past weekend’s game. All told, Sawyer has started 30 of the 38 games in which he’s played during his time in Oxford.