Ole Miss freshman defensive end Charles Wiley has been charged with domestic violence Monday. Several media outlets who cover the Rebels reported the news Tuesday.
Charles Wiley was arrested yesterday around 5:30 for misdemeanor domestic violence. A female was arrested for the same charge, as well.
— Collin Brister (@CollinBrister) July 26, 2016
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Wiley, who enrolled in January, was arrested Monday afternoon by Oxford Police and booked into Lafayette County Jail. OleMissSpirit.com reported that Wiley’s girlfriend also was arrested.
“We are aware of the situation and recognize the proper authorities responsible for the matter,” Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said in a statement released by the school. “Charles is being withheld from all team activities while the process moves forward. We take incidents like this very seriously and will make decisions once the course of actions is complete.”
Wiley, a four-star recruit from Stockbridge (Ga.) High in the Atlanta suburbs, chose the Rebels over Auburn, Clemson, Georgia and several others.
As the details of Wiley’s arrest unfold, the discipline meted out by the school will be worth monitoring based on the national attention focused on domestic violence against females on college campuses.
Rival Mississippi State allowed five-star defensive end Jeffrey Simmons to enroll this summer despite video of him punching a prone woman during an argument. Simmons will sit out the first game of the season as punishment.