Mississippi State senior defensive lineman Nick James will not be charged after he was arrested Sunday on charges of driving under the influence and disturbing the peace.
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Mullen Comments on James’ Status
Friday, Sept. 2
According to Joel Coleman of the Starkville Daily News, Judge Rodney Faver announced Thursday in Starkville, Mississippi, that the prosecutor would not proceed with charges against James.
Per Coleman, Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen had the following to say Monday regarding James’ status for the team’s opening game Saturday against South Alabama: “Any suspensions, we’ll announce it before the game.”
James is coming off his best season, as he set career highs with 26 tackles, three tackles for loss and one forced fumble in 2015.
The Long Beach, Mississippi, native is penciled in to receive plenty of playing time this season at defensive tackle along with fellow senior Nelson Adams.
While being without James for any period of time due to suspension would be a major hit to the Bulldogs’ depth along the defensive line, it isn’t likely that the SEC team will need him in order to beat South Alabama handily during the opening weekend.
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