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Former Ole Miss, NFL star arrested

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Former Ole Miss and Atlanta Falcons player, Peria Jerry, was in the Pontotoc County jail on Friday.

Sheriff Leo Mask says the 30-year-old is charged with possession of a controlled substance.

During a routine traffic stop on Thursday, officials say the discovered approximately four ounces of marijuana.

Jerry is from Batesville and played football at Ole Miss after graduating from South Panola High School.

He played defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons from 2009 through 2013. 

He retired from professional football last July.

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