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OU's Thompson arrested for public intoxication

05/10 10:50 AM

Kendal Thompson, who is vying to win Oklahoma's three-way quarterback competition, was arrested Friday morning on misdemeanor complaints of public intoxication and interference with official process, according to the Norman Police Department.

NORMAN, Okla. -- Kendal Thompson, who is vying to win Oklahoma's three-way quarterback competition, was arrested Friday morning on misdemeanor complaints of public intoxication and interference with official process, according to the Norman Police Department.

Thompson, 20, was arrested about 2:15 a.m. after police responded to a loud party call. As they approached the apartment complex where the party was, police noticed Thompson passed out on a nearby hill. According to police, Thompson's "speech was very slow" and "not making sense with incomplete sentences."

Police said Thompson also continually tried to walk away and at one point fell to his left into a cement barrier while trying to do so. After that, police said Thompson got up with his left hand in his pocket and refused to take out it despite several commands to do so. After a "struggle," police took Thompson into custody and booked him into the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office.

Thompson, the son of former Oklahoma quarterback Charles Thompson, is battling Blake Bell and Trevor Knight for the Sooners' starting quarterback job. Thompson completed 8 of 15 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown in OU's spring game last month.

An OU spokesman said the school was aware of the matter and is handling it internally.


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