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Chad Kelly arrested for fighting, threatening to shoot up bar, per report

This isn't a good start for Ole Miss' latest quarterback addition.

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Well that didn't take long. Chad Kelly, the troubled four-star JUCO quarterback that signed with Ole Miss last week, was arrested in Buffalo over the weekend for allegedly punching a bouncer in the face and threatening to shoot up a bar with an AK-47, according to The Buffalo News.

Per that report, bouncers tried to throw Kelly and a buddy out of a bar around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.* Kelly apparently didn't take that too well and got into a fight with a pair of bouncers, allegedly slugging one of them in the face.

UPDATE: Deadspin has video of the fight.

According to the police report obtained by the newspaper, he then threatened to "go to my car and get my AK-47 and spray this place."

Mind you, there's no indication that there actually was a gun.

At some point, Kelly got into his pickup truck and left, but was pulled over by police responding to the disturbance call. He had to be "forcibly removed from the vehicle" and then kicked and punched as they tried to load him into the cop car ... then kept tussling with officers at central booking.

Kelly's been charged with third-degree assault, second-degree harassment, second-degree menacing, resisting arrest, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

Getting arrested less than a week after signing on with the Rebs isn't a good start for a guy who was already on thin ice. We knew he had some issues: he got kicked off Clemson's team this spring after getting into multiple arguments with coaches. Hugh Freeze said Sunday night that he's looking into the incident.

Just 11 days before the arrest, Kelly told Hugh Kellenberger of The Clarion-Ledger that getting kicked out of Clemson was "a very humbling experience."

"It really woke me up," Kelly said. "I think I've grown a lot. I've changed a lot."

With Bo Wallace on his way out after the Peach Bowl, Kelly was probably the favorite to win the starting job next spring. We'll see if he gets that chance.

* Reports that the bouncers kicked him out because they were jealous of his swag remain unconfirmed.