Tommy Champion’s arrest was confirmed by the MSU Police Department in a report by Ben Portnoy of the Columbus Dispatch. Tyler Horka of the Clarion Ledger also reported the news.
This is Champion’s second arrest in the past six months after he was previously charged for driving with a suspended license, not having insurance and an expired tag on March 20.
An MSU Athletics spokesperson told The Dispatch, “We’re aware of the matter and are continuing to collect more information.”
Champion, listed at 6-foot-5 and 320 pounds, has appeared in six games for the Bulldogs, and was expected to be a backup right tackle. He also saw limited action last year at right guard.
Tommy Champion, Mississippi State red-shirt senior offensive lineman, was arrested by the university’s police department on Wednesday for multiple traffic violations. Joel Coleman of the Starkville Daily News first reported Champion’s booking.
According to Oktibbeha County records, the car Champion was driving had an expired tag, and he also had an expired license and no insurance. Driving without a valid license is a misdemeanor in Mississippi; Champion could face a fine and/or be sentenced to extended jail time of up to six months.
Driving without proper tags is usually penalized by a basic traffic ticket, but driving without insurance can result in a $1,000 fine and a suspended license for up to one year. Champion, obviously, is already without a valid license.
On the football field, Champion hasn’t been able to work his way into a starting job during his time at Mississippi State. He red-shirted in 2017 and played sparingly as a back-up in 2018. Entering his final season in maroon and white, Champion is still stuck behind entrenched starters on the depth chart.
STARKVILLE, MS – Jace Christmann, Mississippi State kicker, was arrested on Saturday according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office. Christmann was charged with driving under the influence and failing to dim headlights. He has since bonded out. No further details were immediately available.
MSU athletics released the following statement on Sunday regarding Christmann’s arrest:
“We are aware of the matter involving Jace Christmann, and we are continuing to collect information,” the statement read.
Christmann has been a reliable presence for MSU’s special teams in each of the last two football seasons. The Houston, Texas, native took over starting placekicking duties for the Bulldogs early in his freshman season in 2017 and went on to serve as the primary kicker for the final 11 games of the year. Christmann then reprised his role this past season.
Over the course of his career, the junior-to-be has made 24 of his 30 field goal attempts. He has a career-long kick of 47 yards.
On extra point attempts, Christmann has never missed any of his 83 career tries.
Christmann’s arrest comes just over a week before the Bulldogs are slated to begin spring football. Mississippi State opens up spring practice on March 5.
An arrest for animal cruelty has led to the indefinite suspension of Mississippi State offensive lineman Michael story.
Mississippi State wide receiver Reggie Todd was arrested Tuesday on an alleged simple assault charge, according to the Oktibbeha County jail log.
Todd has been suspended indefinitely from team activities, Joe Moorhead said in a statement.
In a statement, a spokesman from the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office said that Todd turned himself into the sheriff’s office after warrants were issued for a fight he was allegedly involved with early Sunday morning. The charge is a misdemeanor.
It is believed that the alleged fight was with another male at a house party. Todd, 21, was bonded out. Todd’s initial appearance in Oktibbeha County Justice Court is scheduled for July 10
Todd, who is entering his sophomore season, is one of a handful of Mississippi State receivers battling for playing time and looking to earn a viable role in Joe Moorhead’s offense. There’s a logjam at the position and the opportunity is there for guys to make separation heading into training camp. As a redshirt freshman last season, he had 14 receptions, 160 yards and one touchdown while playing in all 13 games.
Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis has been arrested.Oktibbeha County jail records show Lewis, 21, was arrested around 1 a.m. Friday on a charge of disorderly conduct. A news release from the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department says deputies were called to Aspen Heights Apartments because a large crowd of people and cars were blocking streets. Deputies attempting to clear the streets directed traffic to exit. The release says Lewis attempted to push through traffic in the wrong direction and was arrested after several attempts to get him to turn around.
He was taken into custody and later released on $483.00 bond.
Mississippi State released this statement regarding Lewis’ arrest: “We are aware of the situation involving Leo Lewis earlier this morning. We are still collecting information and will have no further comment at this time.”
Lewis is from Brookhaven and is part of the NCAA investigation into gifts given by boosters to prospective athletes at Ole Miss.
The NCAA says Lewis received merchandise from an Oxford business and $21,000 in cash from both Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State freshman wide receiver Austin Williams was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with public drunkenness, according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office.