Ryan Mallett, who’s been anointed the starting ’09 quarterback at Arky since he stepped off the Michigan campus, got in a wee bit of trouble this weekend.
Fayetteville police arrested Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett on a public intoxication charge early Sunday outside of a nightspot near campus.
The 20-year-old Mallett was booked into the Washington County Jail at 3:47 a.m. after Fayetteville police arrested him on Dickson Street. Mallett was released on bond about an hour later.
His coach promised that Mallett “would be disciplined”.
“I am very disappointed that Ryan Mallett put himself in a situation that doesn’t reflect positively on him or on our program,” Petrino said. “All members of the Razorback football team have a responsibility to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner on and off the field. While the legal process has not yet taken its course in this matter, Ryan will face internal team disciplinary action for not representing the Razorbacks in a way that is required of our student-athletes.”
Mallett is basically the only option Petrino has at QB this season, so I’m sure the kid is quaking in his boots about what he’s facing. In fact, judging from his booking photo (h/t MGoBlog), he’s seems to be all et up with worry.
That is one smug looking kid.
Oh, and about that discipline – at Georgia, he’d be gone for 1-2 games, no questions asked. Will that be the case in Fayetteville? The reason I ask is that Arky’s second game of the season is against… Georgia.