Arkansas DE Austin Flynn Arrested on 4 Charges Including DWI

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IFebruary 13, 2013

Sep 15, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks defensive end Austin Flynn (41) reacts to a play during a game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Alabama defeated Arkansas 52-0. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas Razorbacks defensive end Austin Flynn was arrested in Fayetteville, Ark., on several charges Wednesday, including driving while intoxicated, according to NBC Sports' John Taylor

The 22-year-old Flynn is currently being held in lieu of a $1,075 bond.  No details of what led to the arrest have been released.

Flynn was booked shortly after 7 a.m. local time, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The charges include DWI, careless driving and no proof of insurance. 

A 6'5", 260-pound pass-rusher, Flynn is a native of Torrance, Calif., and attended junior college in California before joining Arkansas in 2012. He is most well-known for his signature beard, which caught the attention of's Jon Cooper in March 2012. Cooper called it "the greatest beard in the SEC."

The junior college transfer recorded 10 tackles, including 1.5 for a loss in 2012 as a junior for the Razorbacks. He played in all 12 games for Arkansas, but managed only six solo tackles and three quarterback hurries all year long.

Flynn is just the latest SEC football star to find himself in trouble with the law. Four Alabama Crimson Tide players were arrested on Monday and suspended on Tuesday by the university after facing charges of second-degree robbery and credit-card fraud. 

Back in early November, Flynn's teammate and fellow Arkansas linebacker Terrell Williams was arrested for driving while intoxicated and suspended briefly by the program. 

The off-field incidents in Fayetteville simply add insult to injury for the Arkansas Razorbacks, who concluded a dreadful season last fall in which they went just 4-8, finishing 2-6 in the SEC.


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