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.