Ex-Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott arrested in Starkville

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Dak Prescott, the former Mississippi State quarterback looking to be selected in next month's NFL draft, was arrested early Saturday morning on a DUI charge, the Starkville Police Department said Saturday night.

Prescott was pulled over shortly after midnight while driving a white 2016 Cadillac Escalade in Starkville, Mississippi, police chiefFrank Nichols told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

Two days earlier, Prescott had worked out for scouts from 30 NFL teams at his school's on-campus pro day in Starkville.

"I'm very remorseful for my misjudgment," Prescott said in a statement Sunday. "I want to apologize to my true supporters, my family, Mississippi State University, the NFL and the kids who look up to me. I won't ask for forgiveness; however, I'll show the true man I am and exhibit my character through my actions and behavior moving forward."

According to the Clarion-Ledger, Prescott hosted a camp attended by more than 200 children Saturday morning.

The 6-foot-2, 226-pound quarterback was one of the main attractions at Mississippi State's pro day, where he went through passing drills with receivers. He is projected to go anywhere from the second to fourth round in the April 28-30 NFL draft.

The Haughton, Louisiana, native was considered a work in progress when he came to campus, but he became the school's career passing leader by a wide margin. He completed more than 66 percent of his passes last season and finished with 3,793 passing yards, 29 touchdowns and five interceptions. Mississippi State finished with a 9-4 record, including a victory in the Belk Bowl.

"I think I've helped myself from the Senior Bowl until now, including the [NFL] combine,'' Prescott said Thursday. "I've had a pretty solid performance all the way through. I don't think I've done anything to hinder my grade or where I'll go in the draft.''

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen had said Prescott handled his fame extremely well while he was on campus.

"The quarterback is the face of the organization in the NFL,'' Mullen said. "And now they're looking at a young guy who was the face of our organization here. He knows how to handle that pressure and knows how to carry himself."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.