Mississippi football players face disorderly conduct charge

Mississippi safety Trae Elston and receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct early Thursday in Oxford, Mississippi.

Elston was also charged with resisting arrest. Both were booked in the Lafayette County Detention Center just after midnight, according to jail records, and both had posted bail as of Thursday afternoon.

Oxford Police Department Maj. Jeff McCutchen told The Associated Press officers responded to a ''large disturbance'' in downtown Oxford just before midnight and several people were arrested along with Elston and Stringfellow. McCutchen said the department had viewed a video of the incident and no further charges are expected at this time.

The Jackson (Mississippi) Clarion-Ledger first reported the arrests.

Elston played in 12 games last season, starting 11, and finished with 59 tackles and an interception. The rising senior has been an important part to the Rebels' defense for three seasons.

Stringfellow is a transfer from Washington who sat out last season because of NCAA transfer rules. He left Washington after pleading guilty to two counts of assault and one count of mischief after an incident in February following the Super Bowl.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze says in a statement released by the school that ''we are gathering facts on the matter.''

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