May 4, 2018 3:23:16 PM
Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis was arrested early Friday morning on a disorderly conduct charge by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office.
According to Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office Lt. Brett Watson, deputies responded to a call about a large crowd of people cars blocking streets at Aspen Heights Apartment on Blackjack Road shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. Watson said that while deputies were trying to clear the streets, Lewis, driving a vehicle, attempted to push through the traffic in spite of officers' directions for traffic to exit in the opposite direction. Lewis was arrested after "several attempts to gain compliance."
Lewis was booked into the Oktibbeha County Jail and released on $483 bond.
MSU's final exams are concluding this week with Lewis completing his redshirt sophomore year.
Lewis was a regular starter for MSU last season, tallying 46 tackles. Lewis has been a consistent fixture into the NCAA's investigation into recruiting violations committed by Ole Miss and is currently involved in a lawsuit by Rebel Rags, an Oxford business.
"We are aware of the situation involving Leo Lewis earlier this morning," said a MSU Athletics Department emailed statement. "We are still collecting information and will have no further comment at this time."