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Breeland Speaks Arrested: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction on Ole Miss DT

Oct 3, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Mississippi Rebels defensive tackle Breeland Speaks (9) works out prior to the game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 4, 2016

Ole Miss defensive tackle Breeland Speaks was arrested early Friday morning for driving under the influence.

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Speaks Released on Bond

Friday, March 4

According to Parrish Alford of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, the sophomore was arrested in Oxford, Mississippi, on a first offense before being let out on bond later Friday morning.

Following the incident, Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze released a statement promising repercussions for Speaks' actions, per Alford:

Breeland's poor choice does not meet the expectations of our program, and there will be consequences. He and I have spoken, and he is very disappointed in himself and will accept whatever punishment is handed down.

We are very thankful that he is safe and that this was not a life-altering decision. In these situations we hope our young men learn from their mistakes and do not let the mistake define them.

The 6'3", 313-pound Jackson, Mississippi, native enjoyed a solid 2015 campaign with 32 tackles, including 5.5 for loss and one sack.

He was part of a talented Ole Miss defense that ranked 36th in the nation with 22.8 points allowed per game, and he figures to be a key figure in 2016 following a 10-3 season in 2015.

While the Mississippi football program has yet to announce an official punishment, a potential suspension could really challenge the Rebels' defensive line depth, especially with Robert Nkemdiche having made the jump to the NFL.

 

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