Posted by Tom Fornelli
On Friday morning two Ole Miss players were arrested for public intoxication and suspended indefinitely by Houston Nutt. Considering it wasn't the first offense for either Delvin Jones or Clarence Jackson, many Ole Miss fans were wondering whether or not Jones or Jackson would ever play another down of football in a Rebels uniform. Well, if a radio interview Nutt gave on Friday afternoon is any indication, probably not.
Nutt was on The Chris Vernon Show in Memphis on Friday afternoon and said that this latest incident "probably (means) they're going to be removed from the team."
Nutt then talked to the Clarion-Ledger's Kyle Veazey, and while he backed off the talk of booting the players a bit, he was still pretty angry about their arrest.
“We’ve had such an unbelievable offseason,” Nutt told Veazey. “We’ve had a really good January, February, March, April, this May. We’ve got two selfish guys that just make a wrong terrible decision that embarrasses the 98 percent that do it right, that’s what makes you so mad. These guys have been talked to repeatedly. That’s what bothers me.”
As of now, before making any decision, Nutt wants to talk to both players on Monday and then figure out what their futures with Ole Miss will be.
Thanks to an injury to D.T. Shackleford, Jackson was expected to earn a starting linebacker spot this year after being suspended four games in 2010. The reason for Jackson's suspension was that he allegedly possessed a flat-screen television, television stand and DVD player that belonged to Ole Miss' math department. Jones, a reserve defensive lineman, was suspended two games last season as well.
UPDATE: Probably no more, as Nutt has gone and dismissed both Jackson and Jones from the team.