Three USM football players arrested at pool party

HATTIESBURG — A top receiver and a starting linebacker are among three Southern Mississippi football players arrested after allegedly refusing to leave when a police officer tried to disperse a large crowd at a pool party.

The Hattiesburg American reported Saturday that receivers DeAndre Brown and Johdrick Morris and linebacker Martez Smith were arrested Thursday. Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Sgt. Allen Murray said they were booked with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

Coach Larry Fedora did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press to his home Saturday for comment.

Brown caught 47 passes for 785 yards and nine touchdowns last season.

Smith had 82 tackles in 13 games.

Morris played in nine games and started five, catching eight passes for 131 yards and a touchdown.

The Associated Press