UA Walk-On Quarterback Arrested

FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas walk-on quarterback Austin Tucker was arrested early Thursday morning on a misdemeanor charge of minor in possession of alcohol.

The former Shiloh Christian star was arrested at 1:42 a.m. Thursday after a Fayetteville police officer stopped a car that Tucker was a passenger in, according to a police department spokesperson.

During the traffic stop, the officer found a flask of alcohol in Tucker's pocket, the spokesperson said. The quarterback is only 18 years old, below the legal drinking age of 21.

Tucker was booked into the Washington County Sheriffs Office, and he was released at 8:45 a.m. Thursday after posting a $150 bond. He has a court date set for Oct. 15 in Fayetteville District Court.

Tucker took part in Arkansas' practice Thursday afternoon.

The freshman didn't take any snaps in last Saturday's 46-26 win over Troy University, and he's not expected to see any playing time this season. He's on the scout team.

Tucker is the second Arkansas player to be arrested in the last two weeks.

Defensive end Marcus Harrison was arrested Aug. 24 after a Fayetteville police officer stopped the senior and found two marijuana cigars and an Ecstasy pill in his possession.

Harrison was charged with felony drug possession, as well as several misdemeanors including possession of marijuana, speeding and not wear his seat belt.

The defensive end was suspended indefinitely following the arrest, but Arkansas coach Houston Nutt said Tuesday that Harrison has been reinstated on the team.

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