Chad Kelly was arrested Sunday; Will he play for the Rebels?

OXFORD – Recent news has developed about Ole Miss JUCO signee Chad Kelly that could prevent the star quarterback from East Mississippi Community College from even making a snap for the Rebels.

According to a report from The Buffalo News, Kelly was arrested early Sunday morning at a bar in his hometown of Buffalo, New York.

It was stated that Kelly punched the bar’s bouncer after being informed to exit the building. Kelly then continued to fight the bouncer and reportedly made a threatening statement. “I’m going to go to my car and get my AK-47 and spray this place,” Kelly said according to the report.

It was a matter that Ole Miss was unaware of until the news broke on social media. “We are gathering facts on the matter,” Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said in a statement.

After the 2014 Peach Bowl, the Rebels will be losing three year starting quarterback Bo Wallace. They will return sophomore quarterbacks Ryan Buchanan and Devonte Kincade, but after the two had disappointing backup performances against Arkansas, Freeze and his staff looked into other options.

Looking past Kelly’s background with Clemson, they saw the opportunity with his improved discipline at EMCC. The JUCO start quarterback threw for over 3,000 yards, 48 touchdowns, and lead the school to it’s third straight NJCAA National Championship in the past four years.

Kelly signed a letter of intent with the Rebels last Wednesday. The investigation could possibly lead Ole Miss to drop Kelly from the university. This will be answered in time as more news develops.