University of Arkansas QB Cole Kelley Arrested for DWI


University of Arkansas redshirt freshman quarterback Cole Kelley was arrested Sunday (Nov. 12) morning in Fayetteville on suspicion of DWI, violation of implied consent and reckless driving.

Kelley started the four games Allen missed earlier this season.

Bielema added that Kelley is "very disappointed" in his actions and that Kelley and his parents agreed to the discipline.

Kelley had logged considerable playing time for the Razorbacks after an injury to Austin Allen in the University of SC game.

Bielema said he made Kelley come to the Arkansas football complex on Sunday for meetings after his release from jail because he "wanted him to face everybody".

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Bret Bielema, head coach for the Razorbacks, issued a statement following Kelley's arrest.

Arkansas lost 33-10 to LSU on Saturday and Kelley was 3-of-10 passing for 36 yards and one interception in relief of starter Austin Allen.

Bielema said Allen felt physically fine on Sunday following his first game since injuring his throwing shoulder against SC on October 7, joking that Allen said his only sore body part were his legs from all the running he did against LSU. He completed 19 of 30 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns in that game, and was named SEC Freshman of the Week for his effort. "This week, he'll not be with us and will not play on Saturday". Storey played three times previous year, in games against Texas State, Alcorn State and Auburn, completing one of four passes for three yards.

Sophomore Ty Storey will likely serve as Allen's backup moving forward.