- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

AMORY, Miss. (AP) - Ole Miss football player Channing Ward has pleaded guilty to a DUI charge.

The 21-year-old from Aberdeen entered the plea to charges of DUI other substance and no proof of liability insurance during a hearing last week. Mississippi Highway Patrol arrested Ward Jan. 19.

The Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1cRNuq6 ) Ward was fined $1,234.50 for the DUI and ordered to attend the Mississippi Alcohol Safety Education Program in order to regain his driver’s license. He also must attend a Victim Impact Panel class.

He also was fined $216.50 for the no proof of insurance charge after later providing proof.

Ward, a rising junior, played in 12 games last season for the Rebels at defensive end and on special teams. He recorded 21 tackles and 1.5 tackles-for-loss.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com