Ole Miss linebacker Clarence Jackson and defensive lineman Delvin Jones (above) were suspended for the usual "violation of unspecified team rules" this past Friday, but unlike many of the "unspecified team rules" this one came to light.
Jones and Jackson were both booked at around 3:50 AM Friday morning on charges of public drunkenness. No details of what led to the charge have been released yet, but Houston Nutt will be making a decision on their future when he reads the police report.
Jackson is a sophomore who played four games as a true freshman last season. He was listed as #1 on the most recent depth chart for Ole Miss. This is the second arrest he's had since coming to Ole Miss, as last September he was arrested for burglary after stealing items from a campus building. He ran from police when they came up to his car which house a stolen DVD player and flat screen TV, but he was identified by his parking ID.
Jones was suspended last year for 2 games following, yet again, an unspecified team rule violation.
Update: According to Kyle Veazey of the Clarion-Ledger, Jones and Jackson have been dismissed from the Ole Miss football team. Houston Nutt released a statement saying:
“Clarence Jackson and Delvin Jones have been dismissed from the Ole Miss football program for violation of team rules. I believe in trying to make a difference in a young man’s life, and second chances are a part of that. However, you reach a point where you can’t get through to them, and as a team, we have to move on. We wish them the absolute best and hope they are able to get their lives in order.”