Ronnie Boyd is serving a 10-year sentence. He pleaded guilty in 2009 in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court to one count of bribery.
Prosecutors say the charge stemmed from an incident on April 9, 2008, when Starkville police found Boyd in possession of marijuana.
Less than two months later, he attempted to bribe a police officer by offering him a car in exchange for return of the drugs.
Boyd argued his plea was involuntary.
The Appeals Court said Tuesday that the trial judge questioned Boyd at length about his plea and the charges and Boyd told the court he understood what he was doing
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