Ex-Clemson QB Chad Kelly arrested

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Monday, December 22, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- FormerClemsonquarterback and currentOle Missrecruit Chad Kelly faces numerous charges, including resisting arrest, after an altercation at a downtown Buffalo restaurant, The Buffalo News reported Sunday night.

The newspaper reported Kelly was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly punching a bouncer for refusing to leave the establishment, which also includes a bar. A Buffalo Police report said the 20-year-old Kelly then allegedly scuffled with officers while being removed from a pickup truck, which police stopped nearby.

Kelly faces other charges, including third-degree assault, second-degree harassment and second-degree menacing. He was arraigned in Buffalo City Court and released without bail.

Ole Miss coach Huge Freeze told ESPN.com on Monday that he's waiting to gather more information about the incident before making a decision on Kelly, who last week committed to play at Mississippi.

Kelly and a male companion had allegedly been ejected earlier in the evening. The altercation began after the two attempted to re-enter the establishment.

Two members of the bar's security staff sustained minor injuries in the altercation, police said.

Kelly, who grew up in nearby Niagara Falls, is the nephew of Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly.

In April, Kelly was kicked off the Clemson football team for conduct detrimental to the program. It happened two days after he was benched during the Tigers' spring game for disagreeing with coaches over whether to go for it on fourth down.

Kelly enrolled at East Mississippi Community College, where he led the school to the National Junior College Athletic Association title earlier this month.

Edward Aschoff of ESPN.com and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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