Looking for Mr. Dunbar

By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 18, 2009

Not that it's good news when young men stagger around town drunk, but arresting a college kid for drinking seems sort of unnecessary. And somebody in Fayetteville agreed, because just after Mallett's arrest, news started to leak out into local papers that the arresting officer had been involved in a hit-and-run accident. Apparently officer Tim Shepard had been riding with an off-duty volunteer cop, who drove a pickup truck into a tree drunk. Both men left the scene, and police ended up busting the other guy by following a trail of blood from the scene. This story goes to show that it is not always in your best interests to nuisance-arrest the star quarterback in a southern college town — someone will find out what you've done and put that out on the street.

Also in Razorback news: former Arkansas quarterback and Jacksonville Jaguars wide-receiver disappointment Matt Jones got in trouble again this past week. Nailed for coke possession last summer, he was taking a random drug test as part of his plea agreement and blew the box, testing positive for alcohol. Not that any of us should care, but it's not good news for Jones, who was recharged with possession and waived by the Jags. No points for the violation, but it bears watching.

When he's not googling "wild Hogs" and "pig ew-ey," Matt Taibbi writes for Rolling Stone. He can be reached atm_taibbi@yahoo.com.

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