As reported by NewsOK.com, former Oklahoma running back Roy Finch has been arrested for possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, and assaulting a police officer in Edmond, Oklahoma. A dash cam showed Finch, the former Sooner standout and current CFL player, tasered and slammed to the asphalt by three police officers as two more drove up in their squad cars.
Police were called to an apartment complex to check on a car in the parking lot that had the engine running and smelled of marijuana. Police found Finch inside and tried to arrest him before he fled on foot through the complex.
Finch was in Oklahoma ahead of a court appearance the following Monday for possession of a controlled substance.
The former Sooner running back played under then head coach Bob Stoops from 2010-2013. He was most productive as a sophomore, rushing for 605 yards on 111 carries in 2011. That season he and Dom Whaley shared rushing duties equally, while Blake Bell tallied most of the rushing touchdowns.
He began his pro career with a short stint on the New England Patriots before going to play in the Canadian Football League. He currently plays special teams for the Calgary Stampeders. An official statement by club president and GM John Hufnagel said that the Stampeders “are in the process of gathering information” before commenting on Finch’s situation.
The Stampeders start a three week preseason in late May.