Two Mississippi linebackers arrested

Mississippi linebackers Denzel Nkemdiche and Serderius Bryant were arrested over the weekend, the Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss., reported.

Nkemdiche was charged with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct and failure to comply with a police officer Saturday night, Oxford Police Chief Joey East told the paper. Those charges represent misdemeanors.

Nkemdiche celebrated his 21st birthday on Saturday, and the arrest took place at The Retreat, an Oxford apartment complex occupied primarily by students.

Bryant, 22, was cited for public intoxication and disturbing the peace, according the Oxford Police Department booking log.

Nkemdiche, a redshirt junior, was an All-SEC selection in 2012, when he led the Rebels in every major defensive category. Injuries and the emergence of Bryant caused Nkemdiche's effectiveness to diminish in 2013, when he finished with 35 tackles.

Bryant led the team in tackles in 2013 with 78, including 12.5 for loss.

University officials have not yet commented on the arrests.

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