Arkansas Hands Out Football Suspensions

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesay July 28, 2008
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino has suspended linebacker Freddy Burton and wide receiver Marques Wade for two games following their offseason arrests on drunken driving charges.

Petrino says the two will sit out the Razorbacks' opener against
Western Illinois and the team's second game against
Louisiana-Monroe. He says athletic department policy calls for a
one-game suspension, but he thinks the longer suspensions are
appropriate.

Wade played four games last year. He was arrested Saturday after
authorities say he nearly hit a police officer with his car. Authorities say the 19-year-old registered a 0.11 on a blood-alcohol. Arkansas' legal limit is 0.08.

Burton pleaded guilty yesterday to misdemeanor charges of
drunken driving and careless driving that were filed after a June
traffic stop. He faces an August 8th sentencing.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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