Friday March 4th, 2016

Ole Miss defensive tackle Breeland Speaks was arrested early Friday morning on a DUI charge, reports’s Neal McCready.

Speaks, a 20-year-old rising redshirt sophomore, was charged with a first offense DUI and released hours later.

“Breeland’s poor choice does not meet the expectations of our program, and there will be consequences,” coach Hugh Freeze said in a statement. “He and I have spoken, and he is very disappointed in himself and will accept whatever punishment that is handed down. We are very thankful he is safe and that this was not a life-altering decision. In these situations, we hope our young men learn from their mistakes and do not let the mistake define them.”

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In his redshirt freshman season with Ole Miss, Speaks recorded 32 tackles, one sack and two pass break-ups for the 10–3 Rebels. He is expected to replace Robert Nkemdiche as a starter in 2016.

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