OXFORD – The 2015 quarterback picture at Ole Miss has taken an interesting turn.
Highly touted junior college quarterback Chad Kelly, who signed with Ole Miss last week, was arrested early Sunday in Buffalo, N.Y., near his hometown, after he fought with bouncers who were trying to evict him from a bar according to a report in the Buffalo News.
Kelly later fought with police, the report said.
“We are gathering facts on the matter,” Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said in a statement Sunday evening.
According to the report Kelly, 20, and a companion, were kicked out of a downtown bar and tried to re-enter.
The newspaper cited a police report that said Kelly told the bouncers, “I’m going to go to my car and get my AK-47 and spray this place.”
Responding to the call Buffalo police officers stopped a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup in which Kelly was a passenger. He was forcibly removed from the vehicle and later scuffled with police while being booked.
Kelly was dismissed from the Clemson football as coach Dabo Swinney cited conduct issues. He led East Mississippi Community College to the national championship this season and is expected to compete for the starting job at Ole Miss.