Sgt. Rodricus Hurst said Bumphis, a former Tupelo High School standout, was involved in a "big group fight" at the Atlanta Bar & Grill in downtown Tupelo, and several other people were arrested. Hurst said Bumphis got hit in the neck by a glass bottle and suffered a cut, but that he did not injure anybody.
Bumphis, 22, was arrested at 1:31 a.m. by Tupelo police and booked at 2:25. He was released on his own recognizance and has a Jan. 12 hearing in Tupelo Municipal Court.
Coach Dan Mullen is aware of the situation, according to a team spokesman. The university issued a statement: "We will handle this the way we would any other incident, especially a situation where there are differing accounts. The team is expected back next Sunday, classes begin Monday, and we will continue to assess the situation."
The Journal requested names of other individuals arrested in the incident, but the sheriff's office said they were not available.
Bumphis is a junior at MSU. He made 25 catches for 339 yards this season, plus nine rushes for 28 yards. In Friday's 23-17 win over Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl, he had one catch for minus-3 yards and two rushes for minus-4 yards.
The Associated Press reports that Bumphis, writing via Twitter, said he was taking pictures with fans when he was "attacked with bottles." He said he did "nothing wrong."
Source: Inside Mississippi State Blog with Brad Locke