Two USM Football Players Arrested

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Southern Mississippi running back Damion Fletcher is charged with firing at least one gunshot while at an apartment complex, and another player faces a marijuana possession charge.
Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Synarus Green told The Associated Press today that Fletcher, the school's all-time leading rusher, was charged with discharging a firearm at the apartment complex in Hattiesburg. He was arrested Sunday night, following reports of gunfire.
Green said Brennan Houston was booked on a marijuana possession charge, stemming from the same incident. Both charges are misdemeanors.
Houston, a 22-year-old senior, is a Southern Miss offensive lineman. Fletcher, a 21-year-old senior, has 4,287 career rushing yards. He ran for 1,313 and 10 TDs this past season.
Green said no one was hurt in the incident, and it appears the weapon was fired into the air.


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