Arkansas Football: Starter arrested, jeopardizing status in Outback Bowl

Sam PIttman, Arkansas Football head coach (Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports)
Sam PIttman, Arkansas Football head coach (Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Tre Williams, Arkansas Football (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) /

A key defensive player for the Arkansas Football team was arrested in the early hours of Dec. 19, according to a report from CBS Sports.

This is particularly unfortunate news for Razorback fans as players have been preparing for their upcoming appearance in the Outback Bowl.

Arkansas Football player Tre Williams has been arrested, casting doubt on his bowl-game status

Williams, who is a fifth-year senior, was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. by the Fayetteville Police Department on Dec. 19.

The starting defensive lineman had been outstanding for Arkansas this season, recording 6 sacks. He recorded 28 tackles as well for the team.

This has been Williams’ first season with the team, as he played the first few seasons of his college football career with the Missouri Tigers before transferring.

Williams posted a $760 bond and was subsequently released, according to reports.

Head Coach Sam Pittman has not made any public comments on Williams’ arrest. But, if Pittman elects to suspend the veteran lineman, it would create a huge gap in the team’s defense.

Notably, the Hogs will be playing without star wide receiver Treylon Burks in the game. He’s elected to opt-out of competing in the bowl game in lieu of preparing for the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Razorbacks are gearing up to play against Penn State in the Outback Bowl. That game is scheduled to be played Jan. 1 at 11 a.m. central time on ESPN2.

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