In October of 2010, Josh Gordon was one of two Baylor football players charged after falling asleep in the drive-thru lane at a Taco Bell. Three years later, Gordon was named an NFL All-Pro after setting a slew of records.
Fast-forward to October of 2014, a pair of Oklahoma State football players are hoping they can rise above passed-out fast-food circumstances as well.
According to multiple media outlets, wide receiver Jhajuan Seales and cornerback Juwan Offray were arrested early Sunday morning on complaints of public intoxication. Offray was also cited for hampering an officer.
After arriving at the restaurant, two officers report having seen two men asleep in the front seats of the car, which, according to the police report, was running and in drive with Seales’ foot on the brake.
“Both males were totally asleep and oblivious to anything going on around them,” one of the officers stated in the report.
The police report indicates that the officers awakened Seales and Offray by knocking on the car windows. Seales and Offray “seemed very lethargic and confused” and “their eyes were red and watery with a glassy appearance,” the report states.
More from the officers’ report: “I observed Seales trying to turn the vehicle off and he seemed very confused and unable to possess even the manual dexterity to simply turn the key to the off position. In fact, (Offray) had to physically help Seales turn the vehicle off.”
“When Jhajuan opened the driver-side door,” one of the officers reported, “I was immediately overwhelmed with a very strong odor associated with an alcoholic beverage coming from the car.”
A tall tale was told by Offray as well, which is why you should click HERE again for the Tulsa World account.
There’s no word yet on what if any punishment either player will be facing. If said punishment involves lost playing time, the loss of Seales and his explosiveness would be the more significant one.
Through seven games, Seales is tied for the team lead in touchdown receptions with three. Among receivers with 10 or more catches, his 18.2 yards per reception is second on the team.
Offray has been credited with three tackles in the seven games in which he’s played.