Chad Kelly Involved in Brawl During Brother's High School Football Game

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 05:  Chad Kelly #10 of the Mississippi Rebels during the Camping World Kickoff at Camping World Stadium on September 5, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly ran on the field during a bench-clearing brawl on Oct. 7 between Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School and St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, according to the Buffalo News' Harry Scull Jr. 

News 4 Buffalo's Tom Martin reported both benches cleared after Kelly's brother, Casey, was hit late out of bounds. 

Tom Martin @TomKCTV5

FULL VIDEO: Here is the play that started the fight at Timon. Chad Kelly then goes onto field after hit on brother Casey. Game called. https://t.co/2ImgM7lGZI

Martin provided additional context regarding Chad's involvement:

Tom Martin @TomKCTV5

For context, fight started literally on top of Chad’s brother, Casey, who took late hit. Chad was on the field after shoving escalated.

On Monday, Kelly discussed his involvement in the incident, per Greg Ostendorf of ESPN.com.

"If I could've done it differently, I definitely would have. I obviously wouldn't have run out on the field," Kelly said. "I regret doing it. But at the same time, I'm sure any of us, if we saw a family member out there in need of help, we would've come to the rescue too."

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze released a statement on his Twitter account on Oct. 7 regarding Kelly's actions: 

Hugh Freeze @CoachHughFreeze


Freeze discussed the incident further on Bleacher Report Radio on Saturday morning:

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AUDIO: @CoachHughFreeze on Chad Kelly incident: "Chad's an emotional guy, but he has to handle that": https://t.co/1AJCMAsWaF

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler noted that Kelly's actions on Friday will not help his volatile draft stock:

Dane Brugler @dpbrugler

NFL scouts are concerned about the immaturity of QB Chad Kelly. This won't help. https://t.co/8WBoawsLEd

Kelly has a history of erratic behavior. He was dismissed from Clemson for conduct detrimental to the team in April 2014. In December of the same year, Kelly was arrested after being accused of punching a bouncer and threatening to fire a gun in a bar. 

The St. Joseph's product proceeded to attend East Mississippi Community College before he latched on with the Ole Miss Rebels and was named their starting quarterback.