University of Arkansas QB Cole Kelley Arrested for DWI

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University of Arkansas redshirt freshman quarterback Cole Kelley was arrested Sunday (Nov. 12) morning in Fayetteville on suspicion of DWI, violation of implied consent and reckless driving.

Bret Bielema, head coach for the Razorbacks, issued a statement following Kelley's arrest.

According to the arrest report, Kelley was pulled over at 4 a.m. after a patrolman observed both tires on the passenger side of his vehicle go up on the curb near the corner of Wedington Drive and Steamboat Drive. Kelley's eyes were allegedly 'red and watery, ' according to the police reporter.

Kelley was released on $935 bond for the misdemeanor charges at 11:46 a.m.


Kelley was asked to take part in two field sobriety tests, but did so 'in a manner consistent with intoxication'.

Kelley entered Saturday's game against the Tigers in the fourth quarter and completed three of 10 passes for 33 yards and an interception.

A police report shows the 20-year-old refused a breathalyzer test.

Kelley had logged considerable playing time for the Razorbacks after an injury to Austin Allen in the University of SC game. He has played in nine games this season, completing 87 of 151 passes for 1,038 yards, with eight touchdowns and four interceptions.

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