Ole Miss defensive tackle Breeland Speaks was arrested early Friday for DWI, which was first reported by Neal McCready of RebelGrove.com.
It is Speaks’ first offense, according to McCready.
“Breeland’s poor choice does not meet the expectations of our program, and there will be consequences,” coach Hugh Freeze said in a written statement. “He and I have spoken, and he is very disappointed in himself and will accept whatever punishment that is handed down.
“We are very thankful he is safe and that this was not a life-altering decision. In these situations, we hope our young men learn from their mistakes and do not let the mistake define them.”
The arrest comes just two days after the Rebels began spring practice. This spring is big for Speaks, who is expected to fill the void left by Robert Nkemdiche, who declared for the NFL draft.
In his first year on the field in 2015, Speaks, now a rising redshirt sophomore, showed great potential in limited time. He totaled 32 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, one sack, three quarterback hurries and two pass breakups.