Emoni Bates was arrested over the weekend after a hearth ham was found in a automobile he was driving.
Bates might be charged with carrying a hid weapon. He’s scheduled to be arraigned at 1 p.m. ET, per Jackson.
Steve Haney, lawyer for Bates, instructed ESPN that the arrest final evening got here after a routine site visitors cease when he was driving a borrowed automotive that had a gun in it. “Reserve judgment on this,” Haney mentioned in an announcement. “There’s far more to the story. He borrowed somebody’s automotive, was pulled over and a gun was positioned within the automotive.”
Bates was as soon as the No. 1 recruit within the 2022 class till he reclassified final summer season and ended up at No. 3 in 2021.
Bates initially dedicated to Michigan State in the summertime of 2020 after which reopened his recruitment in April 2021, earlier than reclassifying from 2022 to 2021 and committing to Memphis.
Bates transfered to Jap Michigan this yr.