Mississippi State lineman Elgton Jenkins arrested on assault charge

Monday March 16th, 2015

Mississippi State offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins was arrested last week on a warrant regarding simple assault, reports The Clarion-Ledger.

According to the report, Jenkins was booked and released on Thursday. The Mississippi State University police department provided no other details concerning Jenkins' arrest.

Jenkins, a freshman from Clarksdale, Miss., was a 2014 three-star recruit, according to Rivals.

He is the second Mississippi State player that has been arrested in the past week.

The Bulldogs' leading receiver from last season, De'Runnya Wilson, was arrested on Friday in Alabama after a traffic stop. He was charged with second degree marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wilson was released after posting $2,500 bail.

- Scooby Axson

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.