Arkansas Razorback Football: Former Players Sentenced on Wednesday


Oct 29, 2011; Nashville, TN, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Marquel Wade (1) is ejected from a game against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the second half at Vanderbilt Stadium. The Razorbacks beat the Commodores 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

Fayetteville, Ark. – Former Arkansas Razorback players Marquel Wade and Andrew Peterson were sentenced to six months in prison and 60 months of probation in Washington County Circuit Court, Division 1, on Wednesday.

Sophomore wide receiver Marquel Wade (Jacksonville, FL), junior 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 had nine counts charged against both of them at the time of their arrests.

Arkansas Razorback interim head coach John L. Smith suspended each player indefinitely from the football team before dismissing each in August.

Wade is set to begin his sentencing on Dec. 31, 2012. Peterson will start his six month stint Jan. 30, 2013.

Maudrecus Humphrey’s sentencing has been pushed to Oct. 31.