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OU football: Jalen Redmond arrested for suspicion of DUI

NORMAN — OU redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Jalen Redmond was arrested early Wednesday morning in Norman for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Redmond was pulled over nearly Elm Avenue and Boyd Street at around 2 a.m. Wednesday. According to the arrest affidavit, Redmond was observed to have bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol.

Redmond, 21, admitted to drinking two "Crown and Cokes" according to the affidavit. After field sobriety tests, he was arrested.

Redmond was booked into the Cleveland County detention center at 3:34 a.m., according to online records.

At the detention center, Redmond registered a 0.10 blood alcohol level on a breath test, according to the report.

"We are extremely disappointed to learn of this matter and disciplinary action will be taken," an OU athletics statement read. "We always take instances of this kind very seriously. In our current circumstances we are also prepared to respond medically with testing, isolation and contact tracing if and as required."

OU's football players were allowed to go home  Saturday night as the Sooners paused preseason camp. They are scheduled to return to campus Friday for COVID-19 testing ahead of the resumption of practice.

Redmond is a former Midwest City standout who made four starts last season, including in the Big 12 Championship Game and in the College Football Playoff loss to LSU.

He led the team with 6.5 sacks and was third with 11 tackles for loss.

Redmond's importance figured to be magnified early in the season, when Ronnie Perkins is expected to serve a suspension. Perkins and Redmond were the Sooners' top two pass rushers a year ago.





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Ryan Aber

Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The... Read more ›

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