Mississippi State senior defensive lineman Nick James will reportedly avoid prosecution.
In a story by Joel Coleman of the Starkville Daily News, it’s reported that James was arrested early Sunday morning by the Starkville Police Department on charges of driving under the influence and disturbing the peace. However, a municipal judge has decided against proceeding with the charges.
Here’s more from Coleman’s piece:
On Thursday, municipal judge Rodney Faver agreed to an order of nolle prosequi, meaning that city prosecutor Caroline Moore won’t proceed with the charges. The order was signed by Moore and Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols.
The reason for the order wasn’t immediately known.
Mississippi State opens at home against South Alabama on Saturday. Coleman reports that James’ status for the game is unknown.
James had 10 starts at defensive tackle last season and appeared in all 13 games. He had 26 tackles (three for loss) and one forced fumble last year.