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Mississippi St. LB Lewis arrested, charged with disorderly conduct

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May 05, 2018 at 2:55 pm.

Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis was arrested early Friday morning and faces a disorderly conduct charge.

The Oktibbeha County (Miss.) Sheriff’s department said Lewis was arrested at 12:58 a.m. after deputies were dispatched in response to a large crowd of people and cars blocking streets.

According to a news release, while deputies were clearing the streets, a vehicle driven by Lewis attempted to push through traffic despite officers’ attempts to have traffic leave in the opposite direction.

Lewis failed to comply and was taken into custody, processed and was freed after posting bail.

The university released the following statement:

“We are aware of the situation involving Leo Lewis earlier (Friday) morning. We are still collecting information and will have no further comment at this time.”

As a freshman with the Bulldogs in 2016, Lewis compiled 70 tackles, 4 1/2 for loss and one sack. Those efforts earned him a selection of the Football Writers Association Freshman All-American team.

Last season, he made 46 tackles.

The Starkville Daily News reported Lewis made headlines away from the football field before his Mississippi State career began.

He was a main figure, “student athlete 39″ in an investigation against Ole Miss. He testified in front of the Committee of Infractions in September.

As a recruit, he was reportedly given between $13,000 and $15,600 by a booster to play for the Rebels. He also is alleged to have received free merchandise from an Oxford, Miss.-based clothing store, Rebel Rags.

Rebel Rags has filed a lawsuit accusing Lewis and others of intentionally providing false statements to the NCAA.

 

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