OXFORD — Jerrell Powe has the potential to be a quality defensive tackle for the Ole Miss football team. The same can’t be said for his comedic skills.
After receiving a noise violation for playing loud music just after midnight on Sunday morning at his apartment, Powe told police he couldn’t read, according to a police report.
UM coach Houston Nutt said Powe was joking, but the coach was still fuming about the smart-aleck response to officers.
“Of course he can read, how do you think he’s getting through college?” Nutt said. “Now he just needs to learn to keep his mouth shut.”