"I was informed early this morning of an incident involving Cole Kelley", the coach stated.
Arkansas quarterback Cole Kelley has been charged with driving while impaired and careless driving after a Sunday morning arrest in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The arrest came less than 12 hours after the team returned to Fayetteville following a 33-10 loss to LSU. "This week, he'll not be with us and will not play on Saturday". The 4-6 Razorbacks were 2-2 with him as a starter, winning games against Ole Miss and Coastal Carolina after Kelley led fourth-quarter comebacks. Bielema said he sent Kelley in because the offense was looking for a "spark" in hopes of rallying from what was a 26-10 deficit. Storey played three times previous year, in games against Texas State, Alcorn State and Auburn, completing one of four passes for three yards.
Allen, the incumbent senior starter, had not started a game since sustaining a shoulder injury on October 7 against SC.
The officer reports making contact with Kelley and says his eyes were red and watery.
Kelley was asked to take part in two field sobriety tests, but did so 'in a manner consistent with intoxication'. The Hogs went 2-2 in those games.
For the season, he is completing 57.6 percent of his passes and has thrown for 1,038 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions.
Bielema has not yet publicly announced disciplinary actions against Kelley, who is still listed as a second-string quarterback for now alongside Ty Storey. The Razorbacks host Mississippi State at 11 a.m. CT (CBS) on Saturday.