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.
Bry’Kiethon Mouton, Nicholls State University football player and former transfer from LSU, was arrested early Saturday morning by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office on a contempt of court charge after driving with a suspended license according to a police report. Nicholls declined comment through a team spokesman. Mouton, 22, participated in the team scrimmage Saturday night after the arrest took place. He caught one pass for five yards.
The 6-foot-1, 250-pound tight end was competing for playing time in the offense prior to the start of his second season with the Colonels. He transferred from LSU at the end of the 2017 season.
Mouton is a former 4-star prospect out of Acadiana High School in Lafayette according to ESPN. He was the No. 6 player at his position and No. 18 overall recruit in the state for the Class of 2015.
He helped lead Acadiana to back-to-back state titles, including being named the game’s Most Outstanding Player his senior season. He was a LFCA and LSWA Class 5A All-State selection as a senior.
Mouton was then a two-time lettermen at LSU, playing in 15 games with five starts. He carried the ball five times for 15 yards and had three receptions for 25 yards with the Tigers. He also scored a touched against Jacksonville State as a sophomore.
Once at Nicholls, Mouton sat out all of 2018. He is listed as a senior and is not eligible for a redshirt.
Two Nebraska football players were ticketed last week after a traffic stop in Lincoln.
About 8 p.m. Friday, police stopped a car driven by Marquel Dismuke, 21, because the vehicle didn’t have a front license plate, said Officer Angela Sands, a Lincoln police spokeswoman. Officers determined that Dismuke was driving on a suspended license and had a previous conviction for driving under suspension, Sands said.
Dismuke was cited on suspicion of driving under suspension and released, and the car was towed, Sands said.
A passenger in the car, fellow Husker Jeramiah Stovall, also 21, was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana, Sands said. Stovall was cited on suspicion of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana and released, Sands said.
The two were cooperative with officers, she said.
Dismuke, a junior from California, has 44 career tackles in 20 games. He’s perhaps a favorite to start at safety this season. Stovall, a graduate of Omaha Creighton Prep, is a walk-on defensive back who has primarily played special teams during his Husker career.
“We are aware of the incident and are addressing it,” a Nebraska athletics spokesperson said.
This is the third incident a Nebraska football player has had with law enforcement this offseason.
Iowa State defensive back De’Monte Ruth has been suspended for the Cyclones’ first game following an arrest two days before the team’s season opener.
In a news release announcing the suspension, Iowa State said that Ruth was stopped for a traffic violation Thursday and then arrested for driving with a suspended license. Ruth was being held Friday morning in the Story County Jail.
“We have a higher standard of excellence in our program and we ask our players to put the team before their actions,” Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said in the statement.
Campbell added the suspension would last one game.
Michigan State running back LJ Scott was arrested for driving on a suspended license, the seventh time Scott has faced that or a similar charge