Sooners WR Jalil Farooq arrested after traffic stop; Bedlam status unclear

Sooners WR Jalil Farooq arrested after traffic stop; Bedlam status unclear

Oklahoma wide receiver Jalil Farooq was arrested on four outstanding municipal warrants following a traffic stop Thursday night, Sellout Crowd confirmed Friday.

Eli Lederman

By Eli Lederman

| Nov 3, 2023, 2:08pm CDT

Eli Lederman

By Eli Lederman

Nov 3, 2023, 2:08pm CDT

NORMAN — Oklahoma wide receiver Jalil Farooq was arrested following a traffic stop Thursday night, Sellout Crowd confirmed Friday. A team spokesperson declined to comment on Farooq’s status for Saturday’s Bedlam visit to No. 22 Oklahoma State (2:30, ABC).

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday, Norman Police Department police officers spotted a vehicle with an expired tag “driving erratically” near Main Street and University Avenue and pulled Farooq over in a black Dodge Charger.
  • Upon the traffic stop, officers discovered four outstanding municipal warrants on Farooq’s record and arrested the Sooners’ junior pass catcher without incident. Municipal warrants are typically incurred for unpaid traffic tickets or failure to appear in court. 
  • It is unknown how the incident will affect Farooq’s status for OU’s Week 10 trip to Stillwater. OU did not indicate whether the Sooners’ leading receiver will be available Saturday. “We are aware of the matter and it is being addressed internally,” a team spokesperson said in a statement to Sellout Crowd.
  • Farooq, the third-year pass catcher, leads OU with 449 yards on 26 receptions with two receiving scores in 2023. The former four-star recruit has logged 67 catches for 984 yards and seven touchdowns over three seasons in Norman. 

 

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Eli Lederman reports on the University of Oklahoma for Sellout Crowd. He began his professional career covering the University of Missouri with the Columbia Missourian and later worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before two years writing on the Sooners and Cowboys at the Tulsa World. Born and raised in Mamaroneck, New York, Lederman grew up a rabid consumer of the New York sports pages and an avid fan of the New York Mets. He entered sportswriting at 14 years old and later graduated from the University of Missouri. Away from the keyboard, he can usually be found exploring the Oklahoma City food scene or watching/playing fútbol (read: soccer). He can be reached at [email protected].

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