Top Oklahoma Cornerback Jordan Thomas Arrested Thursday Morning

By Eric Seger on June 30, 2016 at 12:52 pm
Starting Oklahoma corner Jordan Thomas was arrested early Thursday.
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One of Oklahoma's top defensive backs found himself in some serious trouble and behind bars early Thursday.

Jordan Thomas, a second-team All-Big 12 selection by coaches and media in 2015, was arrested for a series of offenses, including public intoxication and battery in Norman, Oklahoma. The news was first reported by Ryan Aber of The Oklahoman.

Thomas was released from Cleveland County Jail just before 1 p.m. ET Here is his mugshot:

No official charges have been filed. An Oklahoma spokesperson told Eric Bailey of The Tulsa World the Sooners are aware of Thomas' arrest and "will monitor the situation and react accordingly."

This is not Thomas' first run-in with the law. Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops suspended him a day before the Sooners took on Tulsa during Week 3 of the 2015 season.

"He let the team down. I’m not going to go into it, but that hurt us,” said Stoops then. “When you’re the first guy and you get 70 percent of the reps through the week and you’re ready to play, and then Friday you’re not doing what you need to …

Thomas also spent a night in a jail cell in mid-December after he failed to show in court following a traffic citation. He also missed the first quarter of Oklahoma's 2015 season opener against Akron because of an offseason off-field incident.

In 12 games of a strong sophomore season, Thomas recorded 46 total tackles, five interceptions and nine pass breakups. He is expected to be the team's top corner in 2016 after Zack Sanchez left for the NFL.

Oklahoma opens its season Sept. 3 against Houston, the reigning American Athletic Conference champion. Ohio State visits Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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