Arkansas Razorback Football: Linebacker Tyler Gilbert Arrested


Fayetteville, Ark- In what has become a troubling trend from the 2011 Arkansas Razorback recruiting class, a third player of the initial 30 recruits signed has been arrested since spring practices have began.

Linebacker Tyler Gilbert was arrested on Tuesday and charged with felony aggravated residential burglary and theft of property by the Fayetteville police.

Gilbert, 20, and two other men broke into Mbato Nkwocha’s home, a member of their Omega Psi Phi fraternity, taking an estimated $285 worth of items primarily relating to fraternity paraphernalia and $80 worth of cash.

Tyler Gilbert, 6’3”, 245 pounds, was recruited by the Razorback coaching staff out of North Carolina Tech Prep. Gilbert was considered a two-star player when he verbally committed to the Hogs on December 12, 2010.

Fayetteville police booked Gilbert into the Washington County Detention Center at 11:19 a.m. on Tuesday. He was released on a $10,000 bond at 4:27 p.m.

Gilbert’s hearing is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. on Friday with a court date for May 18.

Jason Peacock, a Citrus California Junior College Transfer, and Kane Whitehurst were previously arrested on separate occasions earlier this spring.

Peacock was arrested after stealing a fellow University of Arkansas student’s credit card and charging $35 worth of gas.

Whitehurst was pulled over after joyriding on a campus parking structure. During the traffic stop police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Whitehurst’s BMW.