MSU’s Nick Weatherspoon arrested on DUI charge

Published 3:17 pm Monday, August 14, 2017

STARKVILLE (AP) — Mississippi State freshman basketball player Nick Weatherspoon has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence over the weekend.

Online arrest records for the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office show that Weatherspoon was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of DUI and that he also ran a red light. No details were provided.

Mississippi State coach Ben Howland released a statement through the school saying he’s “aware of the situation, and I’ve talked to Nick and his family. This is a matter we will handle internally, and at this time I have no further comment.”

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The 6-foot-2 Weatherspoon is expected to have a significant impact on the court this season. He’s the brother of Mississippi State junior guard Quinndary Weatherspoon, who led the team with 16.5 points per game last season.

Nick Weatherspoon averaged 23.8 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game last season while leading Velma Jackson to its fourth MHSAA Class 3A championship in five years. The point guard was rated as the top prospect in Mississippi, and is expected to compete for a starting job for Mississippi State this season.