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Sterling charged with DUI in Oxford


While grades derailed Andre Sterling’s football plans at Ole Miss last fall, trouble with the law is his latest problem not long after en-rolling at UM for spring semester.

The former Farragut High School All-state running back has been suspended indefinitely from the Rebels team after being charged with driving under the influence and driving the wrong way on a one-way street in Oxford, Miss.

Oxford Police Department patrolmen allegedly caught the 19-year-old going the wrong way down a one-way at 1:15 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, said OPD Sgt. Terry Hawkins, confirming Sterling’s charges.


Kyle Campbell, associate media relations director with UM football, said Sterling was indefinitely suspended but added, “We don’t know how it’s going to affect spring practice at this point.” Rebels spring practice begins March 27.

Campbell said Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt evaluates such incidents “on a case-by-case basis.”

The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Sterling originally signed with Mississippi, an up-and-coming program in the Southeastern Conference, in February 2008 while an FHS senior. Insufficient grades led Sterling to Hargrave Military Academy (Va.), where he played last fall.

Sterling ended his Admirals career with 5,989 yards rushing and 72 touchdowns in four seasons — 2,784 of those his senior season that included 29 touchdowns.

 

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