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.
Two freshmen UTC players were arrested Saturday after a police officer spotted a speeding car on the Veterans Bridge.
Isaiah Cobb is a running back from Maryville High School.
Nyvin Nelson is a linebacker from Cartersville High School in Cartersville, Ga.
An officer said he saw a red sedan going southbound on the bridge at a high rate of speed just before 1 a.m.
It was found the vehicle was going 65 mph in a 35 mph.
The officer found that Cobb was the driver. There was the odor of an intoxicant coming from the vehicle.
Cobb initially said he had not been drinking, but Nelson said he had been drinking. Nelson said the vehicle was his.