Mississippi State Starting Safety Arrested, Suspended | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

Mississippi State Starting Safety Arrested, Suspended

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State starting safety Justin Cox has been suspended indefinitely from the football program after being arrested Friday on felony aggravated domestic violence and burglary charges.

The Oktibbeha County sheriff's department confirmed that Cox was arrested about 4 a.m. on Friday. He posted a $20,000 bail later on Friday.

Cox, a 6-foot-3, 192-pound senior, has played in nine games this season, starting eight. He's made 21 tackles and intercepted two passes.

The school released a statement on Friday saying Cox was suspended. The Starkville Daily News first reported the arrest.

No. 4 Mississippi State (9-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) hosts Vanderbilt (3-7, 0-6) on Saturday.

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