Cole Kelley reportedly has pleaded guilty to a DWI that stemmed from an arrest in November 2017.
WholeHogSports.com’s Tom Murphy reported Wednesday that the Arkansas quarterback pleaded guilty in Fayetteville District Court and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 89 days suspended and credit given for one day served. As part of the sentence handed down by Judge William Storey, Kelley must complete an alcohol safety class and pay $720 in fines and court costs, per Murphy.
Kelley was arrested early on Nov. 12, 2017, a day after Arkansas lost to LSU in Baton Rouge. According to the arrest report, Kelley’s vehicle struck the curb, and when police pulled him over, they noted his eyes were “red and watery.” Kelley was arrested on suspicion of DWI, careless driving and violation of the implied consent law.
Then-Arkansas coach Bret Bielema suspended Kelley for one game, but the quarterback returned a week later. Kelley threw for 1,038 yards with 8 touchdowns and 4 interceptions last season as a freshman.
Arkansas finished the 2017 campaign with a 4-8 record. Chad Morris took over as the Razorbacks coach after Bielema was fired.