“As I was speaking with him, he was not making sense with incomplete sentences and was becoming harder to understand him,” said Norman police officer Steven Boxford in the affidavit. “He continued not to obey commands and I grabbed his right arm and completed a spinning arm bar to take the defendant to the ground,” said Boxford in the affidavit. “Once on the ground, the defendant continued to fail to obey commands to put his hands behind his back and get on his stomach.”
“A spinning arm bar,” is this officer Jake “The Snake” Roberts? It shouldn’t be that hard to take someone to the ground who is just waking up from a Natty Light nap.
Thompson is one of three Sooner quarterbacks vying for the starting position this season and who knows what kind of impact this can have on his position but you would have to guess that head coach Bob Stoops would have concerns making someone like this the face of his team.
Another interesting aspect of this story is that Thompson is the son of former Oklahoma quarter Charles Thompson, who infamously appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in an orange jumpsuit while being arrested for selling cocaine [below]. Obviously, these two incidents are on opposite ends of the arrest spectrum but Sooner fans have to be wondering if this will turn into a “like father, like son” situation.
For those of you who don’t remember Charles Thompson, I found this highlight tape from the 87-88 season. He had some speed but always got busted. ZING!
Source: [Dr. Saturday]
I'm impressed he knew Jake "The Snake' Roberts... Kid made a mistake, hopefully he'll learn from it.
Is it really considered "whooping a mans a - - if all the guy did was place the uncooperative individual in an arm bar and place him on his stomach to apply restraints? The restrains are applied to be sure that the officer is not injured and that the individual is not able to harm themselves when acting out due to their current condition. Perhaps if the individual was more cooperative, perhaps the officer may have taken the road of assisting him home. In the long run, it really boils down to choices. If the young man would have kept his drinking confined to his own home, he could have passed out there without incident. When he took his behavior public, then he is consigned to what happened in this instance. Sorry, the drinker was in the wrong, and so were his buddies for not having his back.
not a racist thing but def a stupid thing. He should not have been passed out drunk but that Cop does not need to whoop a drunk man ass when he knows he cant whoop him while he is sober.
Billy I promise Back Wood Texas is better than that tihs hole you are from.
excessive force and police brutality...this is Barney Fife work at it's best. I'm not a fan of the school but the officer's own words make him look like an idiot.
From a Sooner in PA. I think Bob Stoops will kick him off the team. Why, because he lets no kid think their better than the team.
Glad to see Oklahoma has some ethics. A couple of years ago a football player from Wisconsin was found passed out drunk at 2:00 AM in a parking lot on campus by one of my co-workers. It was 6 below zero, in December, and my co-worker probably saved this persons life. City and campus police responded to the call, and I never saw a single word in print about the incident. I'm sure he went to the Rose Bowl that year.
in oklahoma that is called athletic training, I mean it is oklahoma. there is nothing to do but get drunk, do drugs and play football
If he's underage and drinking, I guess I understand his being arrested. Otherwise, why wasn't he just taken to the hospital or driven home? He was passed out on a hill, not in a church or at Walmart. Our society has criminalized virtually everything.
so he's passed out drunk, and you decide to kick his butt, then after you already have him pinned on the ground you tell him to roll over on his stomach.
yea, you werent trying to rack up any charges at all. and you arent white either (wink wink).
"Why, because he lets no kid think their better than the team." Do you really mean "their". Perhaps you meant to type, "they're". Yup, your grammer proved you'll a sooner all right.
Why cant someone get drunk and pass out somewhere without it being criminalized. When did sleeping in public space become a crime? He was not harming anyone until that overzealous cop decided to whip his ass. How about investigating the cop in this circumstance or instead of hiring idiots with short man syndromes as cops, hire decent human beings with a conscious and intelligence. Why do you have to get physical with someone who is obviously drunk? Does the badge and gun give him the right to be an asshole? What happened to the days when the cops would have helped the guy up, remained calm, tried talking him down if he was agitated and then sent him home (taxi) or drove him home.
If you put bars in public, people are going to pass out sometimes. If you think you are protecting them by arresting them, then take them to a drunk tank for a couple of hours then send them home. Don't whip his ass and then arrest them bc you are scared of him.
What happened to the drunk tank? What happened to common sense? Why not spend time teaching cops techniques in diffusing situations, instead of immediately going into attack mode?
And before you even ask, I am white.
Corrected by a person who used you'll in stead of you're? Seriously? Let's get our own spelling and grammer correct at least while correcting others.
when you criticize someone else's grammar (note... this is the correct spelling of the word) you should proof read your comment. Let me retype your sentence correctly and see if you can find your mistakes. "Yes, your grammar proved you're a Sooner alright." I just want your silly insults to be grammatically correct! Have a nice day!
Have you actually read or watched the news? Pennsylania, Ohio, Chicago, New York and DC....Criminal is an understatement...none are southern states. So the jokes are just old.
lol, the sooner faithful are lining up to excuse what happened and you call me crazy. try looking up the definition of crazy in the dictionary....they do have those in oklahoma dont they? it will say crazy: see sooner excusemakers. have a good day and gig em, or is it hook em or is it guns up, i can never remember. oh that is right in oklahoma the saying is pass the 40 and give me a hit off that.
But HMQ has added his/her own error - there's no word 'alright.' The original author was correct in writing "all right."