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Three more Razorbacks arrested, charged, suspended

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A woeful offseason for Arkansas off the field continues Saturday, with word that a couple more Razorbacks have found themselves on the wrong side of the law.

According to ArkansasNews.com, three UA football players were arrested this afternoon and charged with residential burglary.  The three facing charges are wide receivers Marquel Wade and Maudrecus Humphrey and redshirt freshman tight end Andrew Peterson.

The trio was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on the single charge each earlier today.

There are no details available as to what led to the arrests, nor has the school commented on the development.

Wade, Humphrey and Peterson are the fourth, fifth and sixth UA football players arrested since the middle of March on charges ranging from felony theft of property (offensive lineman Jason Peacock) to possession of a controlled substance/paraphernalia (wide receiver Michael Whitehurst) to aggravated burglary and theft of property (linebacker Tyler Gilbert).  Additionally, Bobby Petrino was ousted as head coach for, well, ya know, while another wide receiver, Quinta Funderburk, and another linebacker, Brock Hamandecided to transfer out of the program.

Also, starting linebacker linebacker Alonzo Highsmith missed all of spring practice with a left pec injury, and his status for the start of the 2012 season remains up in the air.

Other than that, it’s been a relatively quiet offseason in Fayetteville.

As far as the latest players arrested are concerned, Wade, a sophomore, had eight receptions for 62 yards last year, while Humphrey, a junior, had one catch for nine yards.  Both players were listed as No. 2 wide receivers on UA’s pre-spring depth chart.

Peterson redshirted as a true freshman last season.

UPDATED 2:53 p.m. ET: According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Humphrey and Peterson were each charged with nine counts of burglary, while Wade was charged with one count.  It’s unclear whether all or just some of the charges are misdemeanors.

The Democrat-Gazette, citing a university police report, writes that the three are accused of stealing multiple items – including cash, laptops, DVDs and textbooks – from university dorm rooms.  Arkansas360.com notes that the value of the property allegedly stolen exceeds $4,800, which could bring the “f” word into play.

UPDATED 3:08 p.m. ET: Head coach-for-2012 John L. Smith announced shortly after the arrests surfaced that all three players have been suspended indefinitely from the football program.

“We have high standards for our student-athletes and I expect them to conduct themselves appropriately,” Smith’s statement read. “Poor conduct and misbehavior will not be tolerated and is not what we expect from the University of Arkansas football program.”

The newly-arrested trio join White Hurst and Gilbert on the suspended list.  Peacock was reinstated a couple of weeks after his arrest.

Further details have also emerged on what led to the players’ arrests:

UAPD responded to a call regarding a residential burglary from a dorm room on May 1. The female victim started she had a laptop stolen from her unlocked room, according to the report.

Over the next seven days, UAPD took a total of 10 reports from the Northwest Quad buildings. …

UAPD reviewed video from the locations, according to the report. Three suspects identified as Peterson, Humphrey and Wade walked through hallways, checked doors and entered rooms.

A clerk in the Campus Bookstore later identified Peterson, Humphrey and Wade as having been in the store “multiple times” selling textbooks. Textbooks and other stolen property also were recovered from Peterson’s suite in the Northwest Quads.

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16 Responses to “Three more Razorbacks arrested, charged, suspended”
  1. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: May 12, 2012 3:25 PM

    Arkansas, are your trying to keep up with the Saints? Come on now! “you ain’t Dat, we Dat !!”

  2. thraiderskin says: May 12, 2012 5:00 PM

    can’t this program catch a freakin break?

  3. cullenand99 says: May 12, 2012 5:59 PM

    SEC football players are arrested…shocker

  4. trojan33sc says: May 12, 2012 6:04 PM

    Total Anarchy !!!!!!! Who’s running this program ?

  5. kozbee says: May 12, 2012 6:16 PM

    To bad Ark was going so great the last few seasons staying in the top 10 in rankings,hope them the best.A big TY Bobby P. for screwing it all up for them.

  6. ukeone says: May 12, 2012 7:53 PM

    Common…Don’t blame it ‘ALL’ on Bobby…I’m certain his ‘blonde, street-corner bimbo’ had just as much to do with this mess as he did…after all, she wasn’t ‘chained to his motorcycle against her will” was she? If she wanted the chains, she darn-well could and would have asked for them! And he would’ve given them to her! Uh-huh! (Remember: “It takes two to tango on Dancing with the Stars!”) As for all the lawless ARK jailbirds mentioned: I hear the SPAM is mighty tasty in prison…(that’s becaue prison-SPAM is made out of ‘pure’ Razorback meat…no fillers, fellas!). So, bulk-up & re-apply to another SEC school whenever you get out!

  7. gohogsbill says: May 12, 2012 7:58 PM

    This is something that has to be stopped, whether it is Ark. or any other school. The culture that permits, these kind of things, has gone on to long, and should have a no tolerance rule. A year suspension mandatory, if it’s a misdemeanor, full expulsion if a felony. I’m a Razorback fan, but this will not stop without changing the culture, and yes I know that it will hurt programs, but the time has come to change the way thugs view a free college education. No Tolerance for Thugs. Go Hogs

  8. ukeone says: May 12, 2012 8:22 PM

    You’re waiting for the ‘after-effect’ of the problem-at-hand, Bill. Suspensions & expulsions are given once the crime has been committed. “NIP IT IN THE BUD” before another crime is committed by ‘not recruiting these ‘thugs’ in the 1st place!” Big name schools currently raking-in success know full well that recruiting ‘thugs’ will ensure their future successes on the playing-field…likewise, I just can’t envision a whole champion-calibre football team made out of 4.0 scholars (as smart as they are, they just don’t sell too well to these schools or to the NFL)…even though it would be nice to see some ‘brains’ out on the playing-field once-in-a-while. These guys are supposed to be ‘student-athletes’ after all. Just go tell the likes of Alabama, LSU, USC, Florida (etc.) to recruit directly out from America’s classrooms…truth is, they will all ‘laugh’ you (and all of us) in the face!

  9. bertenheim says: May 12, 2012 9:05 PM

    Head coach-for-2012 John L. Smith announced shortly after the arrests surfaced that all three players have been suspended indefinitely from the football program.
    Which is to say, until they’re needed to play in the fall.

  10. bertenheim says: May 12, 2012 9:45 PM

    When a threat to private property or public safety is positively identified, the perpetrators forfeit their right to co-exist normally within the population at large – athletes or otherwise.

  11. secnewbie says: May 13, 2012 12:22 AM

    Where is the warden when all this is going on? This team is so out of control because your team is imploding! All that big talk about winning without Petrino? Who are you kidding!

  12. coolhorn says: May 13, 2012 12:25 AM

    CBS is on the line…they want to talk to arkeysaw about a new daytime reality show.

  13. secnewbie says: May 13, 2012 1:31 AM

    Why didn’t you guys brag about your new sleeping quarters for the football team located at the county jail! Z

  14. 700levelvet says: May 13, 2012 6:37 AM

    “Student-Athletes” has become the most overused oxymoron in the english language…..

  15. packerbadger says: May 14, 2012 8:24 AM

    Slightly Educated Conference. Enuf said.

  16. packerbadger says: May 14, 2012 8:25 AM

    Oh, does Drew Brees need an explanation?

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