Razorbacks quarterback Cole Kelley suspended from football program

Cole Kelley (Washington County)

UPDATE (11/13/17) -- Bret Bielema says quarterback Cole Kelley has been indefinitely suspended from the football program.

Bielema said to be a Razorback quarterback is a big deal and the person is held to a higher standard.


ORIGINAL (11/12/17) -- Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback Cole Kelley was arrested Sunday morning and charged with careless driving and driving while intoxicated, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.

According to police records, he refused a breathalyzer test. He was booked at 8:47 a.m. Sunday. The 20-year-old redshirt freshman has a hearing scheduled for November 13 and December 15. His bond was set at $935.

“I was informed early this morning of an incident involving Cole Kelley. We are gathering all information from the proper authorities and will make a determination upon review of that information," Bret Bielema said in a statement.

In a police report obtained by KATV, the arresting officer notes that he observed a black Toyota Tundra traveling westbound on West Wedington Drive, near Steamboat Drive. The vehicle struck the curb of the street and both passenger tires went on the curb. The officer said he stopped the vehicle near a Taco Bell at Wedington and Colorado. Kelley's eyes were red and watery, according to the report. The officer said he conducted a standardized field sobriety test, but did not ask him to walk and turn because of a brace on his right foot. Kelley performed two separate tests "in a manner consistent with intoxication," the report states.

Arkansas lost to LSU 33-10 on Saturday. Kelley played in the fourth quarter, though he had started the previous four games while Austin Allen was injured. He has 1,038 passing yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions this season.

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