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Mitch Mustain arrested

By: 2 February 2011 4 Comments

KTHV reported today that Mitch Mustain, former Arkansas Razorbacks and USC Trojans quarterback, was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles and charged with a felony.

You can see a copy of Mustain’s booking information from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office here. That document shows Mustain’s bail was set at $30,000.

KTHV — relying on external sources — reported that Mustain was released on bail and that the felony arrest is connected to allegations that the 22-year-old was selling prescription drugs online. We at First Arkansas News will report more on this story when more information is available.

Mustain, of course, was the Springdale Bulldogs quarterback who — as a senior — led his team to a 14-0 season and an Arkansas 5A championship in 2005. Springdale’s head coach, Gus Malzahn, accepted an offensive coordinator job with the Arkansas Razorbacks prior to the 2006 season. Malzahn, of course, is currently the offensive coordinator for the Auburn Tigers.

Mustain was highly recruited following his senior year, but followed his coach to the University of Arkansas. After one season he transferred to the University of Southern California (USC). He struggled more than a bit at USC, never becoming the starting quarterback there and, in fact, battling for the second string during his time with the Trojans.

What could possibly make Mustain’s story sadder? Chad Reuter with named Mustain as one of the potential NFL recruits ready to prove his place in the NFL.

The kid has talent, for sure. What on earth went wrong?

About: Ethan C. Nobles:
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