OXFORD – In just a month span, more Ole Miss Rebels have found themselves in trouble with the law. Last month, Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly was arrested less than a week after signing his letter of intent with the Rebels.
Oct 4, 2014; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels defensive backTrae Elston
(7) celebrates after watching the replay of an interception in the end zone was overturned during the second half against Alabama Crimson Tide at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The Rebels won 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Today, it has been reported that Ole Miss safety Trae Elston and wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow were arrested shortly after midnight today and charged with disorderly conduct. These charges were recorded in the Lafayette County Detention Center’s booking log. Elston was charged with resisting arrest and further details of the situation are not yet known.
“We are gathering facts on the matter,” coach Hugh Freeze said Thursday morning.
Elston just wrapped up his junior year, three seasons with the Rebels. Last season was the best performance of his Ole Miss career, finishing sixth on the team with 59 total tackles. Elston also added a fumble recovery, a forced fumble, three pass breakups, and and an interception during the 2014 season.
Stringfellow sat out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He came to Ole Miss after transferring from the University of Washington during the summer months of 2014. Expectations were made of Stringfellow being a valued asset to the receiver core in the 2015 season.
This is not the first time Stringfellow has been in trouble with the law. Stringfellow left Washington after an incident were he and quarterback Cyler Miles were investigated by Seattle police for post-Superbowl criminal acts in which two men were witnessed punching Seattle Seahawk fans. Both Stringfellow and Miles were suspended immediately, and later, Stringfellow plead guilty to the assault charges, and served five days of community service work.
As of now, Freeze has not announced a decision on either players’ status with the program. Going by previous history, this will take a few days to sort out. We will continue to bring you more coverage of this matter once more information develops.