Ole Miss senior cornerback Charles Sawyer’s stay on the sideline may continue after being arrested for driving under the influence early Sunday morning.
Sawyer, a native of Miami, was taken into custody by the University of Mississippi police department approximately five hours after the Rebels defeated Southeast Missouri at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Sawyer, who did not play in the contest as he continues to rehab from an injury suffered before the season, was charged with DUI-1 and for running a stop sign on campus.
Sawyer spent five hours in the Lafayette County Detention Center, according to the jail docket. He was released on bail by Al Williams Bail Bonds in Oxford at 7 Sunday morning. He must appear in justice court at a later date to deal with the charges. Sawyer was one of 60 arrests that were made by local law enforcement agencies since Friday.
More information about Sawyer’s arrest was not made public by the UPD due to a policy of filing information requests and a delay of that information for up to 48 hours. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has not made a public comment on Sawyer’s arrest, but his weekly press conference is scheduled for 1:45 today. (September 9, 2013)