Four Sooner football players arrested

Thursday, July 25th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ Three Oklahoma reserve football players were among five people arrested early Thursday on alcohol-related complaints, Norman police said.

Brent Rawls and Dusty Dvoracek were arrested on public intoxication complaints, police Capt. Steve Schultz said.

Grant Hulsey, who is in the process of trying to get on the team as a walk-on, also was arrested for public intoxication.

They and a female were passengers in a vehicle driven by Jake Hager, who was cited for driving under the influence.

Schultz said a foot patrol officer saw the group get into a pickup truck and that they appeared intoxicated. He radioed to another officer who stopped the truck for going 30 mph in a 25 mph zone.

Hager's blood-alcohol content was .03 percent, below the legal limit of .08 for driving under the influence. But state law allows a driver to be cited for DUI if there is any measurable amount of alcohol in the blood system and he or she is younger than 21, Schultz said. Hager is 20.

Dvoracek, a defensive lineman, played in eight games as a freshman last season and made 20 tackles. Hager, also a defensive lineman, and Rawls, a quarterback, were redshirted last season.

Coach Bob Stoops was asked about the arrests while attending Big 12 media day in Houston, sports information director Kenny Mossman said. Stoops said he did not know enough about the situation to comment but that it would be handled internally.