Ex-Arkansas LB Fleeing Cops Tackled By Bushes

You would think that an all-SEC linebacker could outrun the police - unless Darren McFadden is moonlighting as a cop, the LB should have the edge in athleticism. But you can never count out being really high as the great equalizer. Just ask former Arkansas LB Freddie Fairchild.

According to THE SLOPHOUSE, Fairchild ran from the cops on Sunday morning after cops saw a group of men on the street and “smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the crowd of people.” Fairchild allegedly ran from the cops but was done in by a vicious chop block thrown by a row of bushes.

What clearly should have been a 15-yard penalty and game ejection for the bushes instead turned into misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and fleeing for Fairchild.

Fairchild’ arrest is just another black eye for new Hogs head coach Bobby Petrino: as THE SLOPHOUSE notes, he is one of seven Arkansas players who have been arrested this past off-season. But when you have such a pillar of moral righteousness as Petrino as your head coach, I suppose this might be expected.

On a related note, Vanderbilt is expected to offer the bushes a scholarship to play next season, pending its meeting its academic requirements.