Ole Miss defender arrested on sexual battery charge, suspended by school
Ole Miss linebacker/defensive lineman Sam Williams has been suspended from all Rebels football activities after being arrested on a sexual battery charge. Details of the incident have not yet emerged.
The school released a statement to the media after Williams’ arrest was reported:
“We have suspended Sam Williams indefinitely from all team activities. We take these charges very seriously and will allow the legal system to run its course before making further determinations on his status in our program.”
According to David Johnson of OM Spirit, Williams was arrested Friday by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department in Oxford. He was later released on a $25,000 bond.
Williams is slated to enter his senior season of college football. He joined the Rebels in 2019 as a transfer from Northeast Mississippi CC. As a class of 2019 recruit, he was rated 4-stars and the No. 8 overall JUCO prospect on the 247Sports Composite.
In his junior season, he played in 12 games for Ole Miss, logging 8 starts. Williams recorded 37 total tackles, including 9.5 for loss. He led all Rebels defenders with 6 sacks and tallied 5 quarterback hurries.