WJTV – Ole Miss redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Breeland Speaks was arrested for suspicion of a DUI on Friday morning.
This was his first offense and he was released later Friday morning. Neal McReady of RebelGrove.com reported the news first.
Rebel head coach Hugh Freeze released a statement on the arrest on Friday morning.
“Breeland’s poor choice does not meet the expectations of our program, and there will be consequences,” Freeze said in the statement. “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. In these situations, we hope our young men learn from their mistakes and do not let the mistake define them.”
Speaks played in all 13 games for the Rebels last season. The Callaway alum finished with 32 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, one sack, and a fumble recovery.
The Rebels kicked off spring practices on Wednesday. Speaks is seen as the likely replacement for former Rebel All-American Robert Nkemdiche, who declared early for the NFL Draft.