STARKVILLE – Authorities say Phil Turner, a sophomore guard on Mississippi State's basketball team, has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct following an incident at an off-campus apartment on July 21.
Starkville Police records allege the 20-year-old Turner would not comply with an officer's requests to show his hands and had to be forced to have handcuffs put on him. An unsigned narrative of the arrest alleges Turner twice refused to sit on the ground and had to be forced to the ground.
Through a university spokesman, Turner wouldn't comment on the arrest.
Turner posted a surety bond at the police station and was released. If convicted, he could face up to a $500 fine and six months in jail.
Coach Rick Stansbury is downplayed the incident. He says Turner did not go to jail and that he wouldn't be punished for the incident.