Ole Miss signee Chad Kelly arrested at Buffalo nightclub for fighting bouncers, gun threats


Advertisement

Ole Miss signee QB Chad Kelly -- Jim Kelly's nephew, who was formerly at Clemson and East Mississippi Community College -- was arrested early Sunday morning and faces a number of charges for his role in an incident at a night club in Buffalo, New York.

From the Buffalo News:

Kelly, 20, of Niagara Falls, refused to leave Encore at 492 Pearl St. about 3:15 a.m. and punched a bouncer in the face, Buffalo police said. Kelly's companion, Brandon Hickey, 21, of Clarence, had been thrown out of the bar earlier and tried to re-enter, police said.

Kelly continued to fight with two bouncers and stated "I'm going to go to my car and get my AK-47 and spray this place," according to a report.

Buffalo police officers responding to that alleged threat stopped a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck in which Kelly was a passenger at 458 Pearl.

Kelly was forcibly removed from the vehicle, officers said. Police said Kelly kicked and tried to swing at officers as they removed him from the vehicle. They said he resisted getting into a patrol vehicle and struggled with staff at central booking.

The bar's security staff, Scott May and Clay Hubert, suffered minor injuries in the melee, including pain and swelling, according to the report.

Kelly faces multiple charges including third-degree assault, second-degree harassment, second-degree menacing, resisting arrest, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Kelly was arraigned later in Buffalo City Court and released without bail to await further court proceedings.

All of the charges facing Kelly and Hickey are misdemeanors, but it's certainly an alarming story -- especially the threat of shooting up the bar -- for Ole Miss who expected Kelly to come in and likely take over for Bo Wallace this season.

(h/t SB Nation)

Advertisement