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Second drunk-driving arrest earns Arkansas’ Oden the boot

Anthony Oden

Six days after netting his second DWI in just over a year, Anthony Oden has found himself on the outside of the Arkansas football program looking in.

According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, head coach Bobby Petrino announced in a press release that the mammoth offensive tackle has been dismissed from the football program.  The release stated that Oden will still be receiving support from the athletic department, although what exactly that support entails was not specified.

Oden was booked into jail at 8:52 a.m. local time on the morning of July 9 and charged with (take a deep breath… now) driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance, driving left of the center line, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, no proof of ownership, driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license and no driver’s license.

He was arrested on multiple charges, including DWI, last July as well.

Oden, a junior, was listed as the co-starter heading into spring practice and expected to continue the fight for the starting job during summer camp.  The Indianapolis, Indiana, product was a three-star member of the Razorbacks’ 2008 recruiting class.

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6 Responses to “Second drunk-driving arrest earns Arkansas’ Oden the boot”
  1. canetic says: Jul 15, 2011 10:35 PM

    That is a big dude. It must take a lot to get him smashed. Hopefully he works through this and gets back on track.

  2. anthonycrice says: Jul 15, 2011 11:26 PM

    His brother (Greg Oden) probably bailed him out. Such a great athlete but no sense of discipline. Hopefully it works out for him.

  3. goforthanddie says: Jul 16, 2011 12:19 AM

    Stay away from Greg, loser.

  4. mrcowpatty says: Jul 16, 2011 7:42 PM

    The Irish are looking for a few good players.

  5. paulbrownsrevenge says: Jul 17, 2011 10:53 PM

    I bet he does well in class.

  6. lakesidegator says: Jul 18, 2011 11:01 AM

    You mean the afternoon classes, right?

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