Report: University of Mississippi pushes back against lying Heritage movement...
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The Oxford Eagle is reporting tonight, that the University of Mississippi is directly refuting the false narrative being spread online that police officers arrested a student over the weekend for possessing a Mississippi State flag. Via the Oxford Eagle:
"Days after video emerged of a University of Mississippi student being arrested at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the university is refuting social media rumors and national chatter that it was over the state flag.
Video of Dylan Wood’s arrest spread quickly across social media outlets after Saturday’s game against Memphis, along with conflicting reports as to why the arrest occurred.
A university press release says Woods “was initially contacted by stadium security because he was displaying a flag in the stands in violation of longstanding stadium policy that prohibits flags, banners, signs, umbrellas or other objects that may obstruct the view of other fans.
“Consistent with stadium policy, security officers instructed Wood to leave the stadium or to relinquish the flag.”
The university says Wood, who is underage, failed to comply with officers after being escorted to the concourse, at which time officers observed he was intoxicated and carrying a flask.
He was charged with failure to comply, public drunkenness and possession of alcohol by a minor."
Restoring the honor!