Former MSU hoops star arrested while out on $25,000 bond


A former Mississippi State University and Long Beach High School basketball star has been arrested on a felony charge for the second time in less than a month.

Gulfport police arrested Marcus Bullard, 41, about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday on a felony charge of possession of meth and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

Biloxi police had arrested Bullard on May 12 on a charge of receiving stolen property after it was determined the vehicle he was driving was stolen. He was out on $25,000 bond at the time of his Wednesday arrest.

His bond was set at $100,000 on the meth charge and $677.25 on the misdemeanor charge.

Bullard was a standout basketball player at Long Beach High, where he graduated in 1994. He started as a point guard for MSU and helped the Bulldogs make the NCAA Final Four in 1996.

Although he excelled on the basketball court, Bullard's legal troubles date to 1993 when he was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Shortly after he returned from the Final Four trip in New York, Bullard, who was on probation after pleading guilty to a cocaine possession charge, pistol-whipped someone during a fight in Starkville.

He was sentenced to two years in prison after that incident.

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