OXFORD -- Ole Miss linebackers Denzel Nkemdiche and Serderius Bryant, both named second-team All-SEC players by The Associated Press, were arrested over the weekend, Oxford police have confirmed.
And both have been suspended by Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, who is out of town and says he will continue to sort out the facts.
In a statement issued through the school Freeze said, "We are aware of the incidents and gathering facts. Denzel and Serderius are suspended until we know more."
Nkemdiche faces misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct following an incident at a local apartment complex, The Retreat.
This is the third arrest of an Ole Miss football player this offseason. Nkemdiche would be the most prominent name among the three.
Reserve cornerback Bobby Hill, a rising sophomore, was charged with sexual battery in January, and last week Aberdeen native Channing Ward pleaded guilty to DUI.
Nkemdiche had 35 tackles, two tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in an injury-plagued 2013 season. He appeared in 10 games with six starts at outside linebacker.
He was second-team All-SEC by The Associated Press in 2012 and 2013.
His younger brother, Robert, was a freshman defensive end last season. He signed with Ole Miss in 2013 as the nation's consensus No. 1 recruit.