Breaking news here from a source with knowledge. Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy will plea to a disorderly conduct -- a fourth-degree misdemeanor in the state of Ohio -- and not the simple assault with which he was charged after an altercation with a cab driver on Dec. 18 in Cincinnati.
Kennedy will appear in court in Cincinnati to make the plea on Monday, which is his scheduled trial date. There will be no trial.
The plea does not immediately affect the civil suits filed by cab driver Mohamed Jiddou and Kennedy against one another. However, Jiddou's suit charges Kennedy with assault. After the plea on Monday the state of Ohio will not recognize assault, which could impact Jiddou's case.