Two MSU linebackers arrested

DeAndre Ward

DeAndre Ward

Two Mississippi State linebackers were arrested early Friday morning by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department.

Redshirt freshman Gerri Green and junior DeAndre Ward were both taken into custody shortly after midnight when deputies were called by security at The Pointe at MSU to breakup a party at Green’s apartment.

Green and Ward were both arrested for possession of beer in a dry county. Green was also charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct while Ward was additionally charged with disturbing the peace.

Green and Ward were the only two people arrested at the party.

Both players were bonded out around 1:30 a.m. on Friday and participated in the Bulldogs initial bowl practice later that day.

Green is a 6-foot-4, 243-pounder from Greenville that was named to the Freshman All-SEC team on Thursday. He appeared in all 12 games with 44 tackles, 2.5 for loss, two pass deflections and an interception.

Ward is a 6-foot-1, 217-pounder from Wetumpka, Ala., and a former walk-on that was placed on scholarship last season. He also saw action in all 12 games with 14 tackles, one for loss and a half-sack.

Mississippi State is aware of the arrests and discipline will be handled internally. MSU will let the legal process play out before issuing a comment.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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