Ole Miss LB Sam Williams arrested on sexual battery charge, indefinitely suspended

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Ole Miss linebacker Sam Williams was suspended indefinitely after an arrest on Friday. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

Ole Miss senior linebacker Sam Williams was arrested Friday on a felony charge of sexual battery and later suspended indefinitely by the team.

Ole Miss suspends LB after arrest

Ole Miss said in a school release Saturday, per the Clarion Ledger:

"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 was taken into custody at approximately 9:39 a.m. on Friday and released at 2:42 p.m., per the Ledger. He was charged with sexual battery and issued a $25,000 bond. There was no more information from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department other than those details listed on the police report.

Williams led Ole Miss in sacks

Williams, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, played his first season with Ole Miss in 2019. He played all 12 games with 37 total tackles and a team-high six sacks. He also had an interception.

He played at Northeast Mississippi Community College prior to that, leading all junior college players with 17.5 sacks in 2018. He was named the MACJC defensive lineman of the year.

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