Second team All-Big 12 corner Jordan Thomas was jailed early Thursday morning on complaints of interference with a police officer, public intoxication and assault and battery.
There are not many details on what lead to Thomas’ arrest at this time, but it is clear that he can’t seem to stay out of trouble. He has already served two suspensions for violating team rules, and in December he was arrested on a failure to appear charge for a traffic violation.
OU spokesperson Mike Houck informed the press that the school is aware of the situation and are monitoring it.
Thomas, a junior out of Klein, TX, has played in 25 games and he started in 15 of those. Last season, Thomas racked up 46 total tackles and proved to be a ball hawk with five interceptions, including a pick six against Oklahoma State in what was essentially the de facto Big 12 Championship game.
Last season, Thomas was suspended before the Tulsa game, and the Golden Hurricanes abused the Oklahoma secondary by racking up 427 passing yards.
“It was devastating. It was probably one of the hardest things I had done in my life,” Thomas said after the game. “I wanted to be out there with my brothers.”
This season, should Thomas miss any time, it could be a big blow to the Sooners’ defense and their front-loaded schedule. They open the season against Houston, and the Cougars feature one of the best offenses in the country.