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Former Mississippi State DT Chris Jones arrested

Mississippi State DT Chris Jones
Mississippi State DT Chris Jones

Former Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones, a potential high pick in next month's NFL Draft, was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving with a suspended license.

The Clarion Ledger and Tupelo Daily Journal both reported Thursday that Jones was pulled over for speeding along Blackjack Road at 2:22 p.m. and failed to produce a valid driver's license. He was taken into custody and released on $922 bond.

Jones' license was suspended due to an unpaid speeding ticket from December 2015, according to Oktibbeha County Justice Court.

Jones left MSU after his junior year to enter the NFL Draft. He's projected as getting drafted between rounds one and three, according to ESPN and CBS Sports.

The 6-foot-6, 308-pound Jones played in all 39 games -- starting 16 -- during three seasons at Mississippi State. As a junior last season, Jones finished with 44 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.

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