Oklahoma football player Isaiah Thomas was arrested early Sunday morning for failing to appear on a previous petty larceny charge and was booked overnight into the Cleveland County Detention Center.
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office didn’t include any details about the petty larceny, but reported that Thomas was arrested at 2:08 a.m. and was booked at 2:59 a.m.
Thomas is a senior defensive lineman at OU who emerged as one of the team’s best players during the 2020 season.
Thomas led the Sooners with 13 tackles for loss and 8.5 quarterback sacks in his first season as a starter.
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound senior from Tulsa finished the year with 32 total tackles and had eight quarterback hurries as he swung back and forth between defensive end and defensive tackle.
He redshirted in 2017, played in nine games as a backup in 2018, and appeared in 11 games as a backup in 2019.
Thomas earned second-team All-Big 12 Conference honors last season and was also landed a spot on the Academic All-Big 12 team.
Oklahoma wide receiver Trejan Bridges and running back Seth McGowan are considered suspects in a robbery currently under investigation by the Norman Police Department, as reported by multiple outlets Saturday.
Several NPD officers apprehended Bridges at approximately 10:45 p.m. Thursday night less than a mile from campus, and police on the scene disclosed that the redshirt sophomore wide receiver had been detained in connection with an alleged robbery involving firearms at the Crimson Park apartment complex. Bridges was unaccompanied at the time of his detainment.
The Norman Police Department told OUInsider that officers had responded to reports of said robbery shortly after 10:00 p.m., and said that one person had been injured but was not hospitalized. NPD emphasized that no arrests have been made yet, and Bridges was released from police custody upon questioning.
This isn’t Bridges’ first scrape, as he missed all but two games of the 2020 season as he served a suspension related to a positive drug test. The former blue-chip recruit, who hails from the DFW metroplex, signed with the Sooners alongside fellow elite wideouts Jadon Haselwood and Theo Wease with the class of 2019. Many expected the trio to comprise one of the most dangerous receiving corps in the nation, but that vision hasn’t yet come to fruition due to Bridges’ suspension and Haselwood’s struggles with injuries.
Over his first two seasons as a Sooner, Bridges reeled in nine total passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns. He’d earned rave reviews throughout the spring of 2021, as quarterback Spencer Rattler called Bridges a “mismatch” and touted their chemistry throughout spring practices. Bridges himself expressed that he was in the best physical shape of his life.
Meanwhile, McGowan burst onto the scene as a true freshman in 2020, scoring two touchdowns in his first game as a Sooner and closing the year with 143 total yards on four touches in Oklahoma’s 55-20 victory over Florida in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. He signed with the Sooners in the class of 2020 as a four-star recruit.
McGowan and Bridges have been suspended by the Oklahoma football program pending investigation. A Norman Police Department representative told OUInsider that detectives are gathering the facts of the case and should have updates in the coming days.
Jalen Redmond, Oklahoma defensive lineman, was arrested early Wednesday morning on a complaint of driving under the influence.
According to a police report, an officer spotted a Jeep Wrangler make an improper turn onto Boyd Street from University Boulevard around 2 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle executed a wide right turn and drifted into the inside lane of Boyd Street.
The officer made contact with the driver – identified as Redmond, a redshirt sophomore from Midwest City – who the report stated had watery, bloodshot eyes. According to the police report, the officer also detected an odor of alcohol on Redmond’s breath.
Redmond told the officer he was driving from Campus Corner and admitted that he had been drinking alcoholic beverages consisting of two Crown and Cokes, according to the report. Redmond agreed to take a field sobriety test, and the report stated the officer arrested him based on his performance during the test, his admission to drinking alcohol and physical signs of intoxication.
According to the police report, Redmond agreed to take a breath test at the Cleveland County Detention Center. Both Intoxilyzer results returned as a 0.10, the report states.
Redmond was booked into the jail around 3:30 a.m.
During the 2019 season, Redmond recorded 23 total tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks in 13 games.
No charges will be filed against Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson, who was accused of rape by a former Oklahoma student, after what the district attorney described as a “thorough investigation.”
“Definitely charges are not warranted under these circumstances,” said Greg Mashburn, the Cleveland County district attorney.
In a written court statement, the woman who filed the order says she met Anderson at a bar on Nov. 16, two days before OU’s football game at Kansas.
The woman claims she went to a second bar with Anderson and planned on taking an Uber home, but, “Rodney’s friends insisted that he take me home.”
In the statement, the woman wrote, “All I remembered from the night was kissing him and vomiting for about 20 minutes. This past weekend, I was talking to a friend about the night and started recalling images and feelings of him forcing his fingers into my vagina and feeling sick, him biting me and me not feeling like I could say anything, and trying to get away from him to put clothes on.”
Former University of Oklahoma defensive back and La Vega High School football standout Parrish Cobb and his high school teammate and alleged co-defendant in at least three armed robberies were
Oklahoma Sooners cornerback Parrish Cobb has been arrested for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday night in Norman, Oklahoma.
According to an incident report released by the Norman Police Department, “The victim stated that two black males entered his apartment and pointed semi-automatic handguns at him and his roommate.”Cobb was later identified as one of two suspects who “stole cash and drugs from the residence before leaving on foot.”
Oklahoma quarterback Chris Robison and defensive back Ronnie LaRue were cited for public intoxication early Sunday morning, hours after the Sooners’ spring game.
According to arrest records obtained by Brooke Pryor of the Oklahoman, Robison was booked at 3:33 a.m. Sunday and LaRue was booked at 5:33 a.m.