Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Hogs' Gordon arrested on drug charge
By ESPN.com staff
Sophomore cornerback David Gordon was one of two Arkansas players arrested Monday by police on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
According to a University of Arkansas police report, Gordon and walk-on defensive back Hunter Miller were lying in the back seat of a car Monday night when an officer approached the vehicle and could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana.
A cloud of smoke rolled out of the vehicle when Miller opened the door and a plastic bag containing a "green leafy substance" was found inside the driver's side door panel, according to the report.
One of the odd things about the arrest was that Gordon was listed as David Lopez on the police report because he has an Oklahoma license that identifies him as David Lopez. Gordon is from Tulsa, Okla.
Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino is aware of the arrest and was looking into the situation. Gordon didn't play in last Saturday's Red-White spring game after battling injuries this spring, but was being counted on to play a role in the Hogs' secondary rotation in the fall. He started in three games last season as a freshman, but missed the final part of the season after injuring his foot.
It remains to be seen what kind of punishment Gordon receives, but the Hogs do have some depth at cornerback. They just recently moved Rudell Crim from cornerback to safety. Junior Isaac Madison also returns after missing all of last season with a knee injury.