Report: Chris Jones Arrested For Driving With Suspended License

    Chris Jones has been arrested for driving with a suspended license. The former Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive tackle was stopped on Wednesday afternoon.

    March 17, 2016


    Chris Jones, former Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive tackle, has been arrested for driving with a suspended license.


    There’s something in the water down in Starkville right now. For the second time in a week a former Mississippi State Bulldog has been arrested by police while behind the wheel.

    On Wednesday afternoon, defensive tackle Chris Jones was pulled over for speeding, and subsequently arrested for driving with a suspended license. His license was suspended on account of an unpaid speeding ticket from December of last year.

    Jones’ arrest comes on the heels of former Mississipi State quarterback Dak Prescott’s DUI four days earlier. Prescott apologized for his misstep following his arrest and it was later reported that his two breathalyzers were inconclusive

    An early entrant to the NFL Draft, Jones is largely viewed as a third-day selection (likely a third or fourth-round pick). Whether this incident hurts his stock remains to be determined. Some of the NFL’s more vocally self-righteous scouts might ding Jones, but his current projections are around the area where any malcontents usually fall. Rational heads will likely see this as an instance of a guy speeding down roads he was familiar with and popped for being too lazy/unconcerned to pay a previous ticket. End of day: this was a non-violent arrest that occured around 2:30 in the afternoon (i.e. something that would be white-washed by team PR departments if Jones was already in the league).

    During his three-year, 37-game career in Starkville Jones tallied 94 total tackles, 17.5 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks and 10 passes defended.

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