Sunday, March 01, 2009

Ryan Mallett is now officially sketchy

The former Michigan quarterback got his butt arrested for public intoxication this past weekend. Apparently, the 20-year-old Mallett was hammered while trying to enter a club in Fayetteville, Arkansas where he's playing for the Razorbacks and coach Bobby Petrino these days.

Here are my favorite parts of the story:

Officers observed Mallett “visibly swaying” when attempting to walk. Mallett, according to the arrest report, smelled of a “heavy odor of intoxicants” and his eyes appeared to be “watery and bloodshot.” The “faint odor of burnt marijuana coming from Mallett” was also detected by officers. When asked if he had been been smoking marijuana, Mallett denied he had, but later admitted to being around people who had.

Mallett, according to the report, was given an opportunity to call for a ride home. He was unable to reach anyone and “appeared to lose focus on making phone calls to get a ride and would begin staring off into the distance.” It was at that point Mallett was placed under arrest for public intoxication. Mallett faces a fine no greater than $100 and if given jail time could be stentenced to no more than 30 days.

Gotta love mugshots.

Now if you knew/saw Mallett during his days in Ann Arbor, I think this incident was just inevitable. I don't know if anyone pulled off the always wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, sulking in the back corner of Skeeps, while smoking a cigarette and drinking a beer routine better than Mallett. And that was when he was a raw freshman from Texas, just 18 years old and up north for the first time.

I did, however, play pick-up basketball at the IM Building with him and to my surprise, he was really, really good.

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