Arkansas Football: Jason Peacock Arrested for Theft


Fayetteville, Ark.- Arkansas Razorback senior offensive tackle Jason Peacock was arrested Friday for theft by University of Arkansas campus police and booked in Washington County Detention Center at 7:30 p.m.

Peacock was charged with a Class D Felony after reportedly stealing a fellow student’s unattended purse on Monday March 5, in the Fine Arts Building on campus and charging $35.01 worth of gas at an area E-Z Mart on a stolen debit card.

During his arrested Peacock admitted to stealing the purse, the student’s driver’s license, and her debit card. No other contents within the purse were reported stolen.

The purse was found in one of the men’s bathroom within the Fine Arts Building shortly after being reported missing. Peacock still had the debit card and driver’s license on him at the time of his arrest.

Peacock was held on $2,500 bail until his release at 12:32 a.m. A hearing is set for Monday March 18 which will be followed by a court date set for April 16.

Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino has suspended Peacock indefinitely according to a statement released through a University of Arkansas representative.

After his release Saturday morning, at 1:14 a.m. CST Peacock tweeted, “I just want to let ill the fans that I’m sorry for letn them down sorry for letn the team down and my family.”

The investigation into the theft of the purse and subsequent use of the stolen debit card may have included Peacock before his arrest. On Wednesday March 14, Jason tweeted, “Everybody makes mistake it’s wat u learn from them that makes u a better person.”

Peacock was a 2011 junior college transfer from Citrus Community College in Glendora, Cal.

The 6’5”, 305 pound, three-star tackle played his prep ball at Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, GA. He appeared in all 13 games last year for the Hogs starting the final nine games.