Ole Miss LB Sam Williams arrested for felony sexual battery, suspended


One member of the Ole Miss football team has found himself a significant legal issue with which to deal.

According to the Oxford Eagle, Sam Williams was arrested Friday morning on one count of sexual battery.  That charge is a felony.  No details surrounding the arrest and charge have been released.

As a result of the off-field incident, though, Ole Miss confirmed in a statement that the linebacker has been suspended from the football team.

“We have suspended Sam Williams indefinitely from all team activities,” the program stated. “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.”

Williams spent the first two seasons of his collegiate career as a Mississippi junior college.  He joined the Rebels as a four-star member of their 2019 recruiting class.  On the 247Sports.com composite, the Alabama product was rated as the No. 8 junior college recruit in the nation.

In his first season with the Ole Miss football team, Williams started eight of the 12 games in which he played.  His six sacks led the team, while his 9½ tackles for loss were good for second.

The Rebels are headed into their first season under new head coach Lane Kiffin.