Police Arresting Two Arkansas Football Players Appear Very Much In The Right, New Video Shows

Police arresting Arkansas football players Anthony Brown and Myles Slusher on Nov. 6 appeared in the right and aboveboard, according to video released on Thursday.

"Because I told you to get out of the street," an arresting Fayetteville Police officer tells Brown after grabbing him by the arm, leading him off the street, and putting him on the ground shortly after 2 a.m. on Nov. 6.

"I wasn't even in the street," Brown said after video showed him in the street. He talked back to the officer multiple times.

Police Made Arrests In Crowded Street After 2 A.M.

"You don't listen," the officer said just before handcuffing and arresting Brown. "No reason I should tell you two times to get out of the street. Put your hands behind your back."

Slusher, according to the police report, then pushed an officer and tried to pull him away from Brown. Slusher was also handcuffed and arrested.

Both were charged with disorderly conduct and taken to the Washington County Detention Center in Fayetteville. They were bailed out of jail at 9 a.m. on that Sunday. Arkansas lost, 21-19, to Liberty on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The arrests happened amid a crowd of people near Dickson Street, the epicenter of nightlife in downtown Fayetteville.

"Back up. Back up," police can be heard telling the crowd before the incident with the two players.

"No. No," a female responds, then says, "OK, OK, OK."

40/29 News, an ABC affiliate in Fort Smith, Arkansas, released the video on Thursday.

Slusher, a junior from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Brown, a freshman from Milan, Tennessee, were each suspended by Arkansas coach Sam Pittman after the arrest.

Pittman announced Thursday that both have been cleared to play Saturday when the Razorbacks (5-5, 2-4) host Ole Miss (8-2, 4-2 SEC) at 7:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.

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Guilbeau joined OutKick as an SEC columnist in September of 2021 after covering LSU and the Saints for 17 years at USA TODAY Louisiana. He has been a national columnist/feature writer since the summer of 2022, covering college football, basketball and baseball with some NFL, NBA, MLB, TV and Movies and general assignment, including hot dog taste tests. A New Orleans native and Mizzou graduate, he has consistently won Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) awards since covering Alabama and Auburn at the Mobile Press-Register (1993-98) and LSU and the Saints at the Baton Rouge Advocate (1998-2004). In 2021, Guilbeau won an FWAA 1st for a game feature, placed in APSE Beat Writing, Breaking News and Explanatory, and won Beat Writer of the Year from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA). He won an FWAA columnist 1st in 2017 and was FWAA's top overall winner in 2016 with 1st in game story, 2nd in columns, and features honorable mention. Guilbeau completed a book in 2022 about LSU's five-time national champion coach - "Everything Matters In Baseball: The Skip Bertman Story" - that is available at www.acadianhouse.com, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble outlets. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, the former Michelle Millhollon of Thibodaux who previously covered politics for the Baton Rouge Advocate and is a communications director.