Former Mississippi State defensive tackle Chris Jones, one of school’s major prospects entering April’s NFL draft, has been arrested for driving with a suspended license, according to Michael Bonner of The Clarion-Ledger.
Per the report, which cites the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s office, Jones was stopped for speeding on Wednesday afternoon and arrested when he could not present a valid license. The former Bulldog was later released on $922 bail.
This comes just days after news of former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott’s DUI arrest surfaced. A second report surveying police records indicated that both of Prescott’s breathalyzer tests returned invalid results, but the star passer nonetheless expressed remorse for his actions in a statement issued Sunday.
Jones, a 6-foot-6, 310-pound junior, started all 13 games at defensive tackle for the Bulldogs in 2015, recording 44 tackles (7.5 for loss), 2.5 sacks and four pass breakups. He is projected as a first-round pick by ESPN’s Todd McShay and a second- or third-round selection by CBSSports.
Given the nature of Jones’ incident, it would be surprising if NFL teams viewed the arrest as anything especially concerning.