In theory, Hayden Johnson is in Bret Bielema‘s doghouse. In reality, though, he’s just a quarter of the way in. Almost literally.
Very early Sunday morning, the Arkansas fullback was arrested on charges of minor in possession of alcohol and public intoxication. The details related to the arrest and charges, as relayed by WholeHogSports.com, are quintessential drunken college life:
According to the preliminary arrest report, Johnson was arrested at 1:42 a.m. after someone called for a welfare check. According to the caller, a male nearly fell off the stage at the Greek Theater on the UA campus.
The responding officer reported finding Johnson laying on the ground at the facility when he arrived. Johnson told the officer he had been drinking on Dickson Street, according to the report.
The officer reported Johnson was unable to stand and nearly fell over while trying to sit down.
As a result of the incident, the 19-year-old Johnson will be suspended for at least the first quarter of this Saturday’s game against top-ranked Alabama.
“The good news was he wasn’t driving, wasn’t causing any harm to anyone but himself,” Bielema said. “He showed a lot of remorse.
“It was not only a learning experience for him, but all our freshmen.”
Johnson had started the first five games this season. The true freshman, who has not recorded a carry in 2016, will be replaced in the starting lineup by last year’s starter at the position, Kendrick Jackson.