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Touted Sooner frosh arrested for being drunk in public

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Expected to make headlines for his immediate impact on the field, a touted member of Oklahoma’s most recent recruiting class  is instead making negative news off of it.

According to multiple media outlets, defensive back Steven Parker was arrested last weekend and charged with public intoxication.  Parker’s arrest came at the hands of Norman police at around 1:30 a.m. local time Sunday.

The Oklahoman stated that, according to the arrest report, Parker was found by police laying near what was described as a “pool of vomit.”  From the paper:

When the officer approached, Parker woke up but immediately upon standing fell over backwards, the report said. Parker admitted to drinking vodka, was sweating and his speech was slurred.

Shortly after he was released from jail, Parker apologized via Twitter for the incident.

As far as any type of punishment from the team, the Norman Transcript writes that “OU coach Bob Stoops has typically dealt with incidents like Parker’s internally.”

The school is aware of Parker’s situation.

A four-star member of the Sooners’ 2014 class, Parker was rated as the No. 6 safety in the country and the No. 1 player at any position in the state of Oklahoma. Last week, Stoops was quoted as stating that Parker will “be fighting for a starting job” when summer camp opens in early August.

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5 Responses to “Touted Sooner frosh arrested for being drunk in public”
  1. psly2124 says: Jun 25, 2014 6:07 PM

    I’m tired of the drinking tickets. Not a big deal. There is a wave of felines happening in college campuses and a drunk teenager in public keeps making headlines. Serious crimes are being committed this is about as serious as a jaywalking violation

  2. tcopelin says: Jun 25, 2014 7:28 PM

    Who among us hasn’t done something as a kid we regret. At least he wasn’t drinking and driving. I am sure after the hangover he had,he will think twice about drinking like that again. Plus Coach Stoops will probably run him to exhaustion as a punishment.

  3. distinguisheddago says: Jun 25, 2014 8:28 PM

    Actually, he needs some trusting upperclassman to teach him how to drink responsibly. He’s going to run into drinking throughout his college life, and thereafter. If this was his first time at the till, and he did not realize how wiped out he could get by drinking a whole bottle of Vodka, than he needs tutoring in areas outside football. (Maybe the hangover will be instructive.)

  4. 4512dawg4512 says: Jun 26, 2014 8:49 AM

    He probably just went to the Mont, had a few too many cocktails and decided to take a sidewalk nap. That happened to me the first week I was in Norman, its no big deal

  5. stoicpaisano says: Jun 26, 2014 11:45 AM

    He went to HS at Jenks, which has at least 3 guys on the OU roster…he should’ve been learning from them. Football stuff, not drunk in pub-lick.

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