C.J. O'Grady Arrested on Suspicion of DWI, Possession: Latest Details, Reaction

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 28, 2015

Source: 247Sports.com

C.J. O'Grady, an 18-year-old freshman tight end at the University of Arkansas, was arrested on suspicion of DWI and being a minor in possession of alcohol.   

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office report, O'Grady was booked around 6:30 a.m. CT on Friday, and his bond was set at $1,265.

Shawnya Meyers and Zuzanna Sitek of KFSM 5 News in Arkansas, citing the arrest report, added the arresting officer pulled O'Grady over because the tail light on his scooter was not working and noticed he "had blood shot, red, watery eyes, an odor of intoxicants on his breath and slurred speech."

Matt Jones of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette added that "O'Grady was taken to the Washington County jail and at 2:47 a.m. registered a blood alcohol level of .099 - nearly five times the legal limit for minors in Arkansas."

Meyers' report does note that Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema recently said O'Grady is expected to redshirt this season. Tom Murphy of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette mentioned that tight end depth was a problem for Arkansas last season with three healthy tight ends used in game plans that implemented a lot of three tight end sets. 

O'Grady is a high-profile incoming recruit for Bielema. The Fayetteville, Arkansas, native ranked as the sixth-best tight end in the 2015 class and a 4-star prospect by 247Sports

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Arkansas enters the 2015 season ranked 18th in the Associated Press top 25. Hunter Henry is the incumbent starter at tight end, with Jeremy Sprinkle, Alex Voelzke, Jack Kraus also returning to Bielema's roster. 

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