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Ex-Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott arrested on DUI charge

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In this file photo, Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott (15) looks to pass against North Carolina State during the Belk Bowl NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C.

JACKSON, Miss. » Former Mississippi State quarterback and NFL draft prospect Dak Prescott was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early today.

The Starkville Police Department confirmed Prescott’s arrest on Twitter late Saturday night. The post said he was arrested around 12:45 a.m. and that there is “no further information from SPD in this incident.”

The 6-foot-2, 226-pound Prescott is arguably the best player in Mississippi State history, rewriting the school’s passing records and helping the program win a combined 19 games in his junior and senior seasons.

Prescott — who was popular with teammates and often praised for his character during his time at Mississippi State — is projected to be drafted anywhere between the second and fourth rounds of April’s NFL Draft.

The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger first reported Prescott’s arrest.

Prescott went through Mississippi State’s pro day Thursday, throwing for scouts from 30 NFL teams. He said he’s been pleased with his performance during workouts, including the NFL combine, but Saturday’s arrest undeniably clouds Prescott’s reputation as a squeaky-clean leader.

“The quarterback is the face of the organization in the NFL,” Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said on Thursday. “And now they’re looking at a young guy who was the face of our organization here. He knows how to handle that pressure and knows how to carry himself.”

Prescott threw for 3,793 yards, 29 touchdowns and five interceptions last season while also running for 588 yards and 10 touchdowns.

5 responses to “Ex-Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott arrested on DUI charge”

  1. scuddrunner says:

    The Cowboys “were” interesting in him, now teams can get him in the 6th round or pick him up after the draft for the league minimum.

  2. DeltaDag says:

    As someone who was nearly forced off the right side of Likelike Highway by a possible drunk driver yesterday afternoon, I have next to no sympathy for him. Make this the first and last time.

  3. bsdetection says:

    Outside of Jackson, Mississippi, why is this considered news in Hawaii? Is there so little actual reporting in the SA that junk filler like this is really needed?

  4. paniolo says:

    Another Johnny Manziel in the making?

  5. lee1957 says:

    In other news Manti Teo broke wind this morning. SA, all the news that’s fit to print!

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