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Three Southern Miss players shot

Three Southern Miss football players were shot outside a club early Sunday and are in fair condition, the school said.

Linebackers Martez Smith and Tim Green and defensive end Deddrick Jones were shot in a parking lot outside the club after the fight started inside. Smith, a fifth-year senior, had been the starter at middle linebacker before a knee injury last month ended his season. Jones has started all 10 games on the defensive line and has 26 tackles. Green is a backup.

Southern Miss beat UCF 31-21 in Orlando on Saturday afternoon. No arrests have been made in the shooting.

“During this difficult time our thoughts and prayers are with these three members of our Southern Miss family, Martez, Tim and Deddrick, as well as their families,” head coach Larry Fedora said in a statement. “These three men are an integral part of the success of our football program and we will continue to keep them in our hearts and hope for a speedy recovery.”