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.