Late last week, the Clarion-Ledger reported that point guard Jarvis Summers, who is inarguably the most valuable returning Rebel basketballer for the 2014-15 season, was arrested at 1:45 AM on June 7 for speeding and providing an "invalid" (expired?) license.
Summers was caught on the Ole Miss campus going 48 miles per hour down Manning Way, a 10 miles per hour zone. Manning Way, as those familiar with the Ole Miss campus would know, is the road which leads to the Indoor Practice Facility and the parking area behind Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. It's maybe 250 yards long, which is a pretty short strip of street to zoom up to nearly 50 miles per hour. So Summers was definitely engaging in some pretty reckless behavior.
Even then, this is mostly a non-story, a "boys will be boys" type of situation. Yeah, you have to wonder what Jarvis Summers was doing driving almost quintuple the speed limit at 1:45 AM on a Saturday in Oxford, but without there being any drugs or alcohol involved it seems like this is a story we can take at face value. It was a young man doing something kinda dumb and getting caught for it.
So tsk tsk, Jarvis. Here's your slap on the wrist. Run your steps and take your lumps - we'll see you in the Tad Pad this fall.