Nelson’s arrest came at his residence by the Oxford Police department approximately four hours after the Rebels defeated SMU 50-48 in the final non-conference game of the season. Nelson was taken into custody at 2:15 Wednesday morning and booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center.
He was released on a cash bond at 3:20 a.m.
Ole Miss opens Southeastern Conference play at LSU on Saturday. Nelson’s status for the opener remains unknown, although coach Andy Kennedy is scheduled to address the media at his weekly press conference today.
Nelson, who was averaging 12.3 points and 1.5 steals per contest prior to scoring just three points against the Mustangs, is one of the more veteran members of the Ole Miss backcourt having started seven games last year and playing in all 34 during his freshman year.
Nelson has started four games this year and has appeared in all 14 contests this season. He had been averaging 21.8 minutes per contest and played 17 against SMU. (January 5, 2012, Page 6)