Arkansas football players arrested following loss to Liberty, per report
Two Arkansas defensive backs were arrested early Sunday morning after an incident with Fayetteville police officers, according to a report from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
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Myles Slusher and Anthony Brown were arrested on disorderly conduct charges after the Razorbacks lost 21-19 to Liberty on homecoming. Slusher made 5 tackles against Liberty.
According to the Fayetteville Police Department preliminary reports, Brown was among a group of individuals standing in the street around 336 N. West Ave., around 2 a.m. in the restaurant and bar district just off Dickson Street.
An officer on foot patrol noted he told Brown, 19, to get out of the street and he initially complied. But then Brown went back and officers found him “intentionally standing in the roadway a second time.” The officer stated he grabbed the sleeve on Brown’s right arm and walked him to the sidewalk, where Brown pushed him away.
“Brown was taken to the ground and taken into custody,” according to the report. “Brown engaged in fighting behavior, congregated with two or more other people in a public place refusing to comply with a lawful order to disperse, and obstructed vehicular traffic in a public place.”
Slusher was later identified in a separate arrest report as he allegedly grabbed an officer and attempted to pull him away from Brown. Slusher was reportedly asked multiple times for his name and refused to provide the information. The arresting officer said Slusher provided his name and date of birth as a transport unit arrived on the scene, according to the report.
In a statement through a team spokesman, Arkansas coach Sam Pittman said Sunday he was aware of the incident, and once more information is available, the players’ status with the team will be revealed.