Razorbacks Grant Kane Whitehurst Release

by Chris Bahn  on Monday, May. 14, 2012 2:09 pm  

This story is from the archives of ArkansasSports360.com.

Wide receiver Kane Whitehurst has been granted his release from the Arkansas football program.

Whitehurst, a redshirt freshman from Alpharetta, Ga., was on indefinite suspension following an April 1 arrest on misdemeanor drug and drug paraphernalia charges. Whitehurst appeared in no games last season and was worked out at defensive back during bowl practices.

Arkansas has granted three scholarship releases this spring. Linebacker Brock Haman left for Arizona State and wide receiver Quinta Funderburk is considering transfer options, including Syracuse. All three transfers are members of the 2011 signing class.

Here's a recap of what landed Whitehurst in hot water:

According to the UAPD arrest report, Whitehurst was stopped after an officer responded to a call “of a black BMW sport utility vehicle that was squalling his tires and traveling at a excessive speed through Garland Avenue Parking Garage.” After witnessing the vehicle traveling 25 miles per hour in the parking garage, which has a speed limit of 10 miles per hour, an officer pulled over Whitehurst.

When the officer approached the vehicle, according to the report, he “smelled burnt marijuana.” A search of the vehicle revealed a small bag of marijuana and paraphernalia, including a pipe.

At that point Whitehurst was arrested.

Whitehurst entered the spring third on the depth chart at one receiver position behind Cobi Hamilton and Maudrecus Humphrey. Humphrey was one of three Razorbacks arrested over the weekend and charged with residential burglary.

 

 

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