Mississippi State linebackers Gerri Green and DeAndre Ward were charged with possession of alcohol early Friday morning, according to the Starkville Daily News’ Joel Coleman.
There are 32 counties in Mississippi that do not permit the consumption of alcohol, and Oktibbeha County is one of them.
Green, a redshirt freshman, was also charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Ward, a junior, was charged with disturbing the peace.
The arrests occurred when Green hosted a party in his apartment near the Mississippi State campus.
According to Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy Chadd Garnett, a security guard at the complex was called to shut down the party. Green refused to cooperate with the arresting officers, but there was no altercation.
“We were trying to put handcuffs on him and he was pulling away,” Garnett said, according to Coleman. “Wasn’t a fight or anything.”
Green and Ward were the only people at the party arrested. They were released on bond around 1:30 a.m.
Green was named to the All-SEC freshman team this week after starting all 12 games for the Bulldogs and recording 44 tackles, including two-and-a-half for loss, and an interception.
Ward, a former walk-on, also appeared in all 12 games. He finished the season with 14 tackles, including one for a loss, and one half-sack.