A pair of Southern Mississippi football players could be in some very hot water. Per the Hattiesburg American, wide receivers James Cox and Kyle Foster were arrested yesterday morning on felony charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and “burglary of an occupied dwelling.”
Police offered no further details, but university spokesman Jack Duggan offered a brief statement.
“We have been made aware of the situation and we are continuing to gather information at this time,” Southern Miss spokesman Jack Duggan said in a prepared statement.
Cox appeared in 11 games for the Golden Eagles last season and caught 15 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns, while Foster had 12 catches for 168 yards.
Southern Miss went 3-9 (1-7 C-USA) last year, its second season under head coach Todd Monken.
Despite its poor record, the team ranked 34th in the nation in total passing yards. Southern Miss opens the season against in-state rival Mississippi State in Hattiesburg on September 5.
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