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Mississippi State OL Elgton Jenkins Arrested

Backup offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins has been arrested (247Sports)
Backup offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins has been arrested (247Sports)

Mississippi State OL Elgton Jenkins Arrested

Mississippi State offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins has been arrested for a warrant on simple assault charges. Jenkins was booked and released on bond Thursday from Oktibbeha County jail in Mississippi.

There has been no comment from Mississippi State regarding the arrest of Jenkins. Jenkins is from Clarksdale, Mississippi and redshirted in 2014.

This is the third separate incident involving a Mississippi State Bulldog in the last week. Quarterback Dak Prescott was assaulted in Panama City Beach, Florida while on spring break. Fellow teammates Damian Williams and Torrey Dale were also assaulted.

Then came the news that wide receiver De’Runnya Wilson was arrested in Alabama on possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on Friday night.

Mississippi State being spring practice on Wednesday with the hope that this spate of off the field instances are behind them.

De’Runnya Wilson Arrested

Top Mississippi State receiver De'Runnya Wilson was arrested on Friday night (Marc Serota/Getty Images North America)
Top Mississippi State receiver De’Runnya Wilson was arrested on Friday night (Marc Serota/Getty Images North America)

De’Runnya Wilson Arrested

Mississippi State’s top receiver De’Runnya Wilson was arrested on Friday night during a traffic stop in Alabama. He was booked in jail after a police dog detected drugs. Wilson has been charged with second degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mississippi State spokesperson Bill Martin said, “Mississippi State (officials) are aware of the matter. We are getting more details and will handle it appropriately.”

Wilson was arrested with three other men and all four were booked on $2,500 bond.

Wilson emerged as the top receiving threat for the Bulldogs in 2014 after impressing in 2013. During the 2013 season Wilson caught 26 passes for 351 yards and 3 touchdowns in 13 games. In 2014, Wilson played in 12 games with 47 catches for 680 yards and 9 touchdowns. He led the team in all three of those categories. He will be a junior in 2015.

He is the fourth Mississippi State player to make headlines this week after Dak Prescott, Damian Williams, and Torrey Dale were attacked at a concert in Panama City Beach, Florida on Monday. Prescott is not pressing any charges at this time.

Mississippi State begins spring practice this Wednesday.