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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