Just when you think you can take the infamous Washington County detention center website off the bookmark list, lo and behold, we've got two arrests in as many days. This time it's true freshman back-up punter Blake Johnson with citations for public intoxication, minor in possession of alcohol, and disorderly conduct.
Bret Bielema cannot be pleased with another arrest on the team's record. Fellow freshman C.J. O'Grady was hit with a DWI just yesterday just hours after a wonderful Sports Illustrated article touted the culture change Bielema has instituted at Arkansas, which included notes on a significant drop in player arrests.
It also came on the heels of the Razorback Football Kickoff Dinner, an event after which the players had the night off, and during which Bielema specifically said he'd hoped the players would spend "wisely."
Yeah, I'm willing to bet he's plenty upset about this.
It should also be noted that this isn't the first time this month Johnson has had to deal with some sort of disciplinary issue. He was seen carrying the mattress around the practice field on August 18, a punishment Bielema said they've used to "make people look stupid" after barely showing up late.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Guess Bielema treats specialists the same as RB/WR... P Blake Johnson & LS George Madden w/ the mattress punishment. <a href="https://t.co/Wlpf10fPmp">https://t.co/Wlpf10fPmp</a></p>— Andrew Hutchinson (@NWAHutch) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWAHutch/status/633737233837658113">August 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Like O'Grady, it appeared the plan for Johnson was to redshirt him as Toby Baker won the starting job during camp, so Johnson's punishment should not affect the team on the field this fall.