MOBILE, Ala. — Arkansas tight end Jeremy Sprinkle’s college career ended in an unfortunate way, getting suspended in the days prior to the Belk Bowl. Why he was suspended made the whole situation worse.
Sprinkle was arrested for shoplifting at a Belk Bowl event in which the players were given a $450 gift card to go on a shopping spree at a Belk store. Apparently, that stipend was not enough for Sprinkle, who tried to lift several other items beyond the $450 limit.
“It was really embarrassing,” Sprinkle told Shutdown Corner on Wednesday. “It’s still embarrassing.”
It marked a strange end to a once-promising but uneven career for Sprinkle, who looks the part at 6-foot-4 3/4 and 256 pounds, with 10 5/8-inch hands and an 82-inch wingspan. But his production as a receiver was uneven, as was his blocking, even though he lined up in-line mostly this past season. He also dealt with sprains on both his left andRead More »from Arkansas' Jeremy Sprinkle tries to put 'embarrassing' shoplifting incident behind him