According to police records, Jenkins was arrested and booked into Oktibbeha County jail Thursday night and released on bond. The arrest involved a warrant regarding simple assault. MSU police have declined to release any further information at this time and the school has not released an official statement or given an indication as to what repercussions the arrest will have.
This is the third incident in the past week for the Bulldogs' football team. Quarterback Dak Prescott and two other teammates were assaulted while at a concert in Panama City, FL last Monday and the team's leading wide receiver, De'Runnya Wilson, was arrested the day after Jenkins' arrest on charges concerning the possession of marijuana.
Following all of the recent problems, head coach Dan Mullen had some quick comments about the incidents:
"We have very high standards and expectations for all of our student-athletes. Any time an accusation is made against one of our student-athletes, we investigate fully and not jump to any conclusions."
Spring practice for the Bulldogs starts Wednesday and that can't come soon enough. Get these guys back on the field and out of trouble.