City drops charges against James

Nick James

Nick James

Court documents show that city of Starkville has declined to prosecute Mississippi State football player Nick James.

The senior defensive tackle was pulled over Sunday at 1:02 a.m. by officer Drew Jones at the intersection of Maxwell Street and Cotton Row due to loud music blaring from his white 2001 GMC Sierra. James was arrested for driving under the influence and disturbing the peace.

Both charges were dropped on Thursday after the order was signed by Starkville police chief Frank Nichols, prosecutor Caroline Moore and approved by judge Rodney Faver.

James’ status for Saturday’s season opener against South Alabama is uncertain. The 6-foot-5, 320-pounder is not currently listed on the depth chart. Suspensions will be announced just prior to kickoff.

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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