Crime & Safety
Further performances of the Razorbacks football team jeopardized as a third player gets arrested within a month
Fayetteville, Arkansas – After a not-so-brilliant season so far, other issues are also jeopardizing the further performances of the Arkansas Razorbacks football team, as another player was arrested last week on accusations of theft of property.
This marks the third arrest of a Razorbacks football player within a month. The previous two players were arrested after they were allegedly involved in a physical altercation with police hours after losing their homecoming game at the beginning of the month.
Jalen St. John, a redshirt sophomore offensive lineman, is accused of taking a woman’s phone without her consent around March 14, 2021, and transferring $1,700 from her online bank account, as stated in a court filing that was submitted by the office of Washington County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Durrett. St. John was taken into custody on Tuesday at 9:29 p.m., but after posting a bond of $1,500, he was free to go the next morning.
He is scheduled to make his initial appearance in court on December 9 in order to file a plea.
St. John, like the other two players that were arrested at the beginning of November, Anthony Brown and Myles Slusher, has also been suspended from the team, but the duration of his suspension has not yet been determined.
Sam Pittman, the Razorbacks’ head football coach, said in a press conference, “We are aware of the charges against Jalen St. John. He has been suspended indefinitely while we gather more information from the proper authorities. Once we have that information, we will determine his status with our program moving forward.”
The preliminary hearing will be held today.