Breaking News: Three Arkansas Razorback Football Players Arrested for Theft


Fayetteville, Ark- Three Arkansas Razorback football players were arrested on Saturday around noon and booked into Washington County Detention Center for residential theft of property.

Freshman wide receiver Marquel Wade (Jacksonville, FL), sophomore wide receiver Maudrecus Humphrey (Hoover, AL), and freshman tight end Andrew Peterson (Seagoville, TX) were caught on surveillance cameras stealing DVDs, laptops, cash, and textbooks totaling $4,817 from dorm rooms in the Northwest Quads on the University of Arkansas campus dating back to May 2 through May 9.

Wade was charged with one count of residential burglary while Humphrey and Peterson have nine counts charged against both of them.

Arkansas Razorback interim head coach John L. Smith has suspended each player indefinitely from the football team.

Six players have been arrested since the start of spring football practices beginning with offensive tackle Jason Peaccock’s arrest on March 16. Of the six arrested five players were recruits from Arkansas’ 2011 recruiting class including Wade, Peterson, wide receiver Kane Whitehurst (possession of drugs), and linebacker Tyler Gilbert (aggravated burglary.

Three players from the 30-man recruiting class have transferred to other schools- wide receiver Quinta Funderburk (Chesapeake,VA), defensive end Lonnie Gosha (Lake Butler, FL), and linebacker Brock Haman (Scottsdale, AZ).

Two players did not initially make their grades- safety Jashaud Sims and tight end Demetrius Dean. Dean joined the Arkansas football team this spring as part of the 2012 recruiting class.

Jason Peacock was reinstated onto the team midway through spring practices. Gilbert and Whitehurst remain suspended from the Razorback football team.

At the time of this release Wade, Peterson, and Humphrey have not been released from custody. A court date and hearing is unknown at this time.