These are the type of headlines no football coach wants to during the middle of spring practice.
Be that as it may, Joe Moorhead will be forced to deal with the fact that senior offensive lineman Tommy Champion was recently arrested on three charges, according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office. Champion appeared in six games for the Bulldogs last season, his first on the field in Starkville after signing with Mississippi State out of Copiah-Lincoln Community College in the program’s 2017 recruiting class. He sat out the 2017 season after taking a redshirt his first year in Starkville.
The charges laid out against Champion by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office: No insurance, expired tag, driving with a suspended drivers license. Champion was arrested by the Mississippi State police department.
Coming out of junior college, Champion was rated as the nation’s No. 5 JUCO offensive tackle and a three-star prospect. He was rated as a four-star prospect in high school out of Callaway High School in Jackson, Mississippi.