This past Friday night, Ole Miss Rebel wide receiver Sammie Epps was arrested in Oxford, the Oxford Citizen is reporting.
His charge was no driver's license and possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle. Epps, a native of Greenwood, was booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center at 11 Friday night, according to the jail docket.
He was, per sources, still at Saturday's Meet the Rebels day, so we do not have a feel for what type of discipline the Ole Miss coaching staff will hand down to Epps after this arrest. As far as the state is concerned, simple marijuana possession is decriminalized in Mississippi, but possession of marijuana in a car in any area other than the
drunk trunk is a misdemeanor. In addition, driving without a license is an infraction that can result in a fine of up to $250 (or, if you're altogether unlicensed, it's a misdemeanor - but I doubt Epps has gone this far without actually getting a license).
A Greenwood native, Epps is having a productive fall camp at receiver, and has earned praise from Ole Miss coaches and players alike. Listed at 6'5" and 215 pounds, he was rated a four star prospect by Scout.com as a part of the 2014 signing class.
We will update this story once we have details of either his arrest or a subsequent punishment from the Ole Miss football program.