Monday, July 25, 2005

Croom's Dogs

Three Mississippi State football players were arrested and taken into police custody because of their their involvement in two separate incidents in a Columbus nightclub on July 8, police records show.
Projected defensive end starter Titus Brown and reserve De'Mon Glanton were arrested by the Columbus Police Department and charged with disorderly conduct, according to police records. One hour later in a separate altercation, projected defensive end starter Michael Heard was arrested and charged with simple assault, police records say.Each incident occurred at Big Kahuna's Beach Club, located on 201 Alabama Street in Columbus.Through MSU spokesman Mike Nemeth, coach Sylvester Croom, who was aware of the incident, said that no disciplinary action would be taken.Croom added: "If they are arrested for defending themselves, so be it."The players were not immediately available for comment.According to the Columbus Police Department's incident report, Brown and Glanton were two of six people involved in a fight with another patron. Public relations officer Donnie Elkin said Heard scuffled with a bouncer one hour later.Neither player spent the night in jail. Heard and Glanton each posted his $350 bond and was released, then each pled guilty to his charge in court on July 20.Brown is scheduled to appear in court on July 27.