These are the kinds of articles you don’t like to report of a student athlete. Sorry to be the breaker of bad news, y’all.
It is being reported that Ole Miss’ freshman wide receiver, Sammie Epps was arrested last Friday. It was stated that Epps was arrested by the Oxford Police Department for driving without a licenses and having possession of marijuana. He was taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center on the charges, where he was released the next day after posting bond.
Even after the arrest, Epps was seen with the team the following day for Meet The Rebels Saturday and was even with the team on Monday’s practice. There has been no official release from the athletic department (yet) on whether Epps will be facing penalties for his actions. The Clarion Ledger reported Hugh Freeze made this statement on Sammie Epps’ arrest:
“We are aware of the matter and will address it once we have gathered more facts.”
The Ole Miss Rebels are approaching just a week away from their season opener against Boise State. Epps is a talented receiver who is (or was) expected to make an impact in Rebels’ offensive game. He is a member of the 2014 signing class and was a consensus 4-star prospect. The Clarion Ledger had listed Epps as the No. 8 prospect in the state as apart of the paper’s Dandy Dozen List. Epps would receive major hype after his performance in the Alabama-Mississippi All Star game, where he recorded eight catches for 125 yards and a touchdown.
We will keep you posted on any updates of Sammie Epps’ status with the program. I don’t see this as something that would result in dropping him from the team. If that were the case, he wouldn’t still be attending practices with the team. But, that is not to say he will only get a slap on the wrist. Logically, he is going to miss a game or two at the being of the season.