Nathaniel Watson facing DUI arrest, Zach Arnett issues statement
Nathaniel Watson was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after he was second on the Mississippi State team in tackles with 114 last season. That was also second in the SEC.
The Clarion-Ledger reported that the arrest was made by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office, and Watson was booked at 1:27 a.m.
“We are aware of the matter and are continuing to gather information,” coach Zach Arnett said in a statement Monday. “We do not have further comment at this time.”
Watson made several big plays last season, including an interception returned 51 yards against Arizona, and a strip-sack in the end zone against Texas A&M. Against Kentucky, he had a career-high 17 tackles.
Watson is entering his 6th season at Mississippi State and last season started 12 of 13 games.
Watson has appeared in 44 games for the Bulldogs, and made 237 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and an interception. He is a native of Maplesville, Alabama. Last summer, Watson was among the players to represent the Bulldogs at SEC Media Days.
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Sits 2 games against cream puffs then is back week 3 for LSU
Or he transfers to ugag and is afforded the opportunity to take someone out.