Saturday, June 10, 2023

SEC Country Report: Ole Miss OL Rod Taylor Arrested on Suspicion of Shoplifting file photo file photo

Courtesy of David Collier and SEC Country 

Ole Miss offensive lineman Roderick Taylor was arrested Sunday on suspicion of shoplifting, Daniel Paulling of The Clarion-Ledger reported.

“We are gathering facts on the matter, and if appropriate, we will address it accordingly with Rod internally,” coach Hugh Freeze said in a statement, per Paulling.

Taylor reportedly failed to pay for two bags of charcoal that had been placed underneath his shopping cart while going through a self-checkout line, according to Paulling. A source toldThe Clarion-Ledger that it was an accident and that Taylor would have to go to court and pay the amount for the charcoal, approximately $40, before the charges would be thrown out.

The 6-foot-3, 320-pound guard played in 10 games in 2015 but dealt with a separated shoulder that required surgery this offseason. He is expected to battle for a starting spot along the Rebels’ offensive line, which replaces five big contributors.

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