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Prescott on DUI arrest: I'm very remorseful for my misjudgment

Former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Saturday morning, according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

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Prescott, one of the top quarterback prospects available in the 2016 NFL Draft, was driving a white 2016 Cadillac Escalade when he was pulled over between 1-1:30 a.m. in Starkville, Mississippi, and the arrest was confirmed by Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols, according to the report.

Prescott sent NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport a statement on his DUI arrest.

"I want to make a statement, and first take complete responsibility for my actions," Prescott wrote. "I'm very remorseful for my misjudgment. I want to apologize to my true supporters, my family, Mississippi State University, the NFL, and the kids who look up to me. I won't ask for forgiveness; however, I'll show the true man I am and exhibit my character through my actions and behavior moving forward."

Although there are no details on his release, Prescott reportedly hosted a football camp for more than 200 children at Starkville High later on Saturday morning. He has been in Starkville for just over a week preparing for MSU's pro day, which was held Thursday. Representatives from 30 NFL clubs were on hand to watch Prescott throw more than 70 passes in the Bulldogs' indoor athletic facility Thursday, and he met with several team representatives before and after the event, including the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers.

Over Prescott's two-plus years as a starter, MSU coach Dan Mullen has been quick to praise him as a team leader and an ambassador for the Bulldogs program, and he's had no prior history of legal or team disciplinary problems at MSU.

Prescott is expected to be the first quarterback drafted from the school since Dave Marler in 1979. An NFC scout told College Football 24/7 in November that Prescott is a better pro prospect than Ohio State's Cardale Jones.

He was 19-7 over his last two seasons as a starter at MSU, completing 560 of 873 passes for 7,242 yards, 56 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in that span. He was also a prolific rusher in the Bulldogs' read-option offense.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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