OU football: Receiver signee Courtney Gardner arrested in Nevada
Wide receiver Courtney Gardner, who signed to play football at Oklahoma next year, was arrested in Nevada over the weekend for obstructing a police officer.
According to a report from the Reno Gazette-Journal, the car Gardner was riding in was stopped around 1 a.m. Sunday by a sheriff’s deputy. The driver of the vehicle, Ardian Smith, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
A spokesman for the Washoe County Sherrif’s Office said there were five occupants in the car and it smelled of alcohol and marijuana.
Gardner continued to yell at the deputy, who eventually called in back-up units, resulting in his second misdemeanor arrest in the Reno area in the last two and a half years.
The 6-foot-3, 215 pound receiver played two seasons at Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif., becoming one of the top-ranked junior college players in the entire nation. He currently has two years of NCAA eligibility remaining.