Mississippi defensive tackle Breeland Speaks (9) celebrates after they defeated Auburn 27-19 in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Butch Dill
March 04, 2016

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi defensive lineman Breeland Speaks was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence.

Lafayette County Sheriff's Department records show Speaks was arrested just after midnight and released at about 7 a.m.

The 6-foot-3, 313-pound sophomore played in all 13 games last season, starting two, and made 31 tackles. He's expected to be one of the Rebels' primary defensive tackles next season.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze released a statement through the athletic department saying, ''Breeland's poor choice does not meet the expectations of our program, and there will be consequences. He and I have spoken, and he is very disappointed in himself and will accept whatever punishment is handed down.

''We are very thankful he is safe and that this was not a life-altering decision.''

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