MSU defensive back Charles arrested

Korey Charles

Staff Writer

Mississippi State defensive back Korey Charles was arrested on Friday and charged with speeding, driving with a suspended license and no insurance according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office.

Charles, a sophomore from Miami, Florida, was arrested by MSU police. He bonded out. Mississippi State hasn’t commented on the arrest.

Charles played in three games for the Bulldogs on defense last season. He made two total tackles.

This preseason, Charles has also played some wide receiver for MSU. Bulldogs head coach Joe Moorhead said early in training camp that moving Charles to offense some was a move that could help everyone.

“We’re pretty deep at defensive back and Korey is a guy that has tested very, very well in terms of (40-yard-dash) time and vertical jump and things like that,” Moorhead said. “He’s a very explosive athlete and we were looking to add more explosiveness to the receiver position. He actually approached me about it prior to spring ball so it was something we had discussed.

“We just felt for a couple different reasons it was a good move for us as a team and for him personally.”