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Bielema ‘disappointed’ in Flynn’s drunk-driving arrest

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Earlier today, we noted that Arkansas defensive end Austin Flynn was booked early Wednesday on a handful of charges, including driving while intoxicated.

Fast-forward about 12 hours, and the school has publicly addressed the lineman’s legal misstep in the form of a statement from first-year UA head coach Bret Bielema.  While Bielema expressed “disappointment in his actions,” it’s not stated what if any punitive measures Flynn may or may not be facing.

Bielema did, though, vow that the situation “will be handled swiftly and decisively” after he’s taken the time to review the matter.

“I am aware of the situation involving Austin Flynn, and I am disappointed in his actions. I will review the matter and it will be handled swiftly and decisively. Our student-athletes will understand there will be discipline in our program and will learn the responsibility they have in representing Arkansas in the right way. We will hold our student-athletes accountable for their actions at all times and character and integrity will always be a priority. Within our program, we will learn just as many life lessons through our failures as we will through our future success.”

In addition to the DWI, Flynn was also charged with careless driving and no proof of insurance by the Fayetteville Police Department.  According to the police report, Flynn’s BAC was .14, nearly twice the .08 legal limit.  Flynn was pulled over after he was observed driving 40 in a 25 mph zone.

He was released on a $1,075 bond a little over two hours after being booked into the Washington County Detention Center.

While Flynn is the first player arrested since Bielema’s hiring, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette notes that he’s the ninth Razorback arrested in the past 11 months.

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6 Responses to “Bielema ‘disappointed’ in Flynn’s drunk-driving arrest”
  1. goodellsadouche says: Feb 13, 2013 9:14 PM

    are we gonna find out in a few days that he was riding around with an underage girl on the back of his hog?

  2. pipesmokin says: Feb 13, 2013 9:34 PM

    $1,075 bond way to high,Flynn should of went to Alabama,free meal then let go after a couple hrs.

  3. boobsmcgoo says: Feb 14, 2013 1:40 AM

    And he’s wearing his shoulder pads in that mugshot? That’s weird.

  4. guinsrule says: Feb 14, 2013 12:32 PM

    I didn’t know Eddie Munster played for Arkansas

  5. jcraw4 says: Feb 15, 2013 10:56 AM

    Just another SEC criminal, i bet the NCAA will do nothing

  6. mediocrebob says: Feb 16, 2013 8:34 AM

    Really has nothing to do with the NCAA. It’s up to coaching staff.

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