STARKVILLE — Three months after his playing career with the Mississippi State football team ended, Jamerson Love was arrested last week and charged with simple domestic violence.
Love, who signed with the Bulldogs in 2010 and played four years after a redshirt season, was a standout at Aberdeen High School.
Love’s arrest stems from an incident Thursday afternoon. At 6:02 p.m., the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a disturbance regarding a female in distress on Inverness Road in Starkville.
When they arrived, OCSO deputies noted Love was standing outside of a white Toyota and talking with 24-year-old Destini Jones, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to the report, Love’s head was in the vehicle as he talked with Jones when officers arrived on the scene.
Upon further investigation, deputies noticed marks on Love and Jones, and both were arrested and charged with simple domestic violence. Simple domestic violence is a misdemeanor.
Love started 21 games at cornerback in his final two seasons in Starkville, including eight as a senior. He had 34 tackles as a senior. He had three career interceptions
Following his senior season, Love traveled to Miami, Florida, where he took part in training for the upcoming NFL draft.
Although most experts don’t believe Love will get drafted, Love turned heads March 4 at MSU’s Pro Day, running a 4.41-second 40-yard dash. It was the fastest time of the 21 Bulldogs who worked out for professional scouts.
Love’s arrest for domestic violence is the second such arrest for MSU in the past five months. Former MSU safety Justin Cox, of West Point, was charged with domestic violence for an incident in late November of 2014. That charge was later dismissed at the victim’s request. Like Love, Cox is preparing for the NFL draft, which begins April 30.
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