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VIDEO: Jim Kelly's nephew arrested in Buffalo

Posted at 9:41 AM, Dec 22, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-17 09:37:22-05

Mississippi football signee Chad Kelly's lawyer tells The Associated Press he has video evidence that shows his client was not the aggressor in a fight at a downtown Buffalo nightclub.

Thomas Eoannou spoke by phone Monday, a day after Kelly was charged with resisting arrest, among other counts. Eoannou, without elaborating, said it's "obvious Chad was not the one who started this incident."

Watch the video below. Be aware the video does contain vulgar language:

The quarterback and a male companion were arrested shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday at Encore on Pearl Street. The two allegedly attempted to re-enter the club after being ejected earlier in the night.

A police report says Kelly punched a bouncer, then scuffled with officers while being removed from a pickup, which police stopped nearby.

The 20-year-old nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and St. Joe's graduate signed a letter of intent last week to play at Ole Miss.

In April, Kelly was kicked off the Clemson football team for conduct detrimental to the program.

This past season, he led East Mississippi Community College to the National Junior College Athletic Association title.

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze released a brief statement on Kelly's arrest, saying, "We are gathering facts on the matter."

Kelly faces numerous charges, including resisting arrest, third-degree assault, second-degree harassment and second-degree menacing. He was arraigned in Buffalo City Court and released on his own recognizance.