Fayetteville police officers arrested two Razorback football players Sunday morning on charges of disorderly conduct.
Defensive backs Anthony Brown and Myles Slusher were booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 2:53 a.m. and 3:03 a.m., respectively, according to the Detention Intake Report. Neither player has any prior bookings, and both were released on a $265 bond around 9 a.m.
Officer Jared Barnett asked a crowd of people gathered on West Avenue between Dickson Street and Lafayette Street to clear out of the street, including Brown, according to the police report. He initially complied but later returned to the street, pushing Barnett away from him as the officer tried to escort him back to the sidewalk.
As Barnett attempted to place Brown in handcuffs, Slusher pulled the officer off his teammate. Officer Michael McRae approached the altercation and arrested Slusher, according to his report.
Both arrests were listed at 2:01 a.m. at 336 N West Ave., near Z 330.
The arrests came hours after Arkansas suffered a 21-19 loss to the Liberty Flames.
Slusher, a junior, has recorded 15 tackles, including a sack, anchoring an injury-riddled secondary this season. Brown, a freshman, has not registered any stats in an Arkansas uniform.
Head coach Sam Pittman announced Monday that both players have been suspended for at least one week. They will, however, participate on the scout team during practice.
"It's unfortunate," Pittman said. "It's not acceptable. Part of our job is to teach these kids, and hopefully we'll get that done."
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