HATTIESBURG, Miss. | Punishment will be handled internally for three Southern Mississippi football players arrested last week at a pool party, the Hattiesburg American reported Tuesday.
South Carolina hosts the Golden Eagles in the 2010 season opener Sept. 2 at Williams-Brice Stadium.
A top receiver, a starting linebacker and another receiver at Southern Mississippi were arrested after allegedly refusing to leave when a police officer tried to disperse a large crowd at a pool party.
Receivers DeAndre Brown and Johdrick Morris and linebacker Martez Smith were arrested Thursday. Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Sgt. Allen Murray said they were booked with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.
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The Hattiesburg American reported Tuesday that discipline for the three will be handled internally, quoting head coach Larry Fedora.
"I’m going to start the discipline process this next week with them," Fedora told the The Hattiesburg American. "Hopefully it will be taken care of before the season. It will all be handled internally unless something else happens. I have enough facts of what went down (on the night of the arrest)."
Suspensions are unlikely, Fedora said, unless the three fail to meet the terms of their punishment.
Brown caught 47 passes for 785 yards and nine touchdowns last season.
Smith had 82 tackles in 13 games.
Morris played in nine games and started five, catching eight passes for 131 yards and a touchdown.