- Associated Press - Thursday, December 1, 2016

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi State freshman safety John Michael Hankerson is free on bond following his arrest for simple assault and trespassing.

Multiple media outlets report MSU Police arrested Hankerson, of South Bend, Indiana, at 6:18 p.m. Wednesday. He was released after posting $1,000 bail.

Authorities say the alleged incident involved a fellow student. Further details were not provided.

In a statement, coach Dan Mullen says the university is aware of the incident and they’re gathering more information. Meanwhile, he says, Hankerson has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities.

Hankerson, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound player who grew up in Starkville, redshirted this season.


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