Prescott arrested for DUI

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott

Former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was arrested for with driving under the influence early Saturday morning in Starkville.

According to the Starkville Police Department, Prescott was pulled over around 12:45 a.m. near the Cotton District driving a 2016 white Cadillac Escalade and arrested for DUI. The 22-year old posted bond and was released.

The Clarion Ledger first reported Prescott’s arrest.

Hours after his arrest, Prescott spoke at a youth football camp at Starkville High School.

Prescott’s arrest comes two days after MSU’s on-campus pro day in which he worked out for 30 NFL teams in preparation for next month’s draft. He also participated in the NFL Combine in Indianapolis and was the MVP of the Senior Bowl.

The 6-foot-2, 226-pounder from Haughton, Louisiana is rated the No. 6 quarterback in the draft and a projected third or fourth round selection according to CBS Sports.

Prescott holds 38 school records at MSU, is a two-time Conerly Trophy winner and bowl MVP, first team All-SEC selection and winner of the Senior CLASS Award, which is presented to a senior football player who used his platform to make a positive impact as community leaders.

On March 9, 2015, Prescott and teammates Damian Williams and Torrey Dale were involved in a brawl outside a nightclub in Panama City, Florida. However, no charges were ever filed in the incident. Prescott has a scar under his right eye from the scuffle.

It is uncertain how big an impact Prescott’s arrest will affect his draft stock but one of his biggest attributes was his high character off the field.

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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