Ole Miss signee Chad Kelly arrested after nightclub brawl, gun threats
The former Clemson QB allegedly told a bouncer he was going to “get my AK-47 and spray this place.”
Chad Kelly, an Ole Miss quarterback signee (via East Mississippi CC and Clemson) and the nephew of former Miami Hurricanes and Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly, faces a bevy of charges after a nightclub confrontation early Sunday morning turned violent.
Kelly, 20, of Niagara Falls, refused to leave Encore at 492 Pearl St. about 3:15 a.m. and punched a bouncer in the face, Buffalo police said. Kelly’s companion, Brandon Hickey, 21, of Clarence, had been thrown out of the bar earlier and tried to re-enter, police said.
Kelly continued to fight with two bouncers and stated “I’m going to go to my car and get my AK-47 and spray this place,” according to a report.
Buffalo police officers responding to that alleged threat stopped a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck in which Kelly was a passenger at 458 Pearl.
Kelly was forcibly removed from the vehicle, officers said. Police said Kelly kicked and tried to swing at officers as they removed him from the vehicle. They said he resisted getting into a patrol vehicle and struggled with staff at central booking.
Kelly has been arraigned on seven charges in Buffalo City Court, though none rise to the level of felony. He is currently free without bail.
Kelly, who was last seen in the NCAA ranks being dismissed from Clemson after getting into an argument with head coach Dabo Swinney at the 2013 Spring Game, had signed with Ole Miss and was set to address a major positional need for the Rebels for the 2015 season. Obviously, that situation is now in a considerable amount of doubt.
Regarding the incident, Sue from Swingers was unavailable for comment.