In what seems to be an annual tradition, another prospect – this time Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott – has been arrested just over a month before he’s set to be drafted.
THIS JUST IN: Former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott arrested Saturday morning and charged with DUI. pic.twitter.com/ARK0estJpS
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 13, 2016
Prescott, widely considered to be one of the better quarterbacks available in the 2016 NFL Draft, was reportedly arrested early Saturday morning in Starkville, and charged with driving under the influence after his white 2016 Cadillac Escalade was pulled over by police. Prescott’s reps refused to comment.
According to the Clarion-Ledger, Prescott spent Saturday morning hosting a camp in front of 200 children.
Prescott’s Mississippi State coach, Dan Mullen, had previously told ESPN that Prescott handled his fame around campus well.
“The quarterback is the face of the organization in the NFL,” Mullen said. “And now they’re looking at a young guy who was the face of our organization here. He knows how to handle that pressure and knows how to carry himself.”
Prescott’s draft stock may take a hit from the arrest. He’s going to get rightfully criticized for making a dumb decision at an important time, and team’s may shy away from selecting him. Arrests haven’t stopped teams from drafting spotty prospects before, but Prescott may fall and end up with a smaller entry contract because of it.