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Johnson won’t be in starting lineup against Tide following arrest

Hayden Johnson won’t be in Arkansas’ starting lineup Saturday against Alabame after being arrested in the early morning hours Sunday and charged with public intoxication and minor in possession of alcohol.

Hayden Johnson apparently celebrated Arkansas’ win over Alcorn State a little too much Saturday night.

The 19-year-old freshman was arrested in the early morning hours Sunday and charged with public intoxication and minor in possession of alcohol.

“The good news was he wasn’t driving, wasn’t causing any harm to anyone but himself,” Bret Bielema said on Monday. “He showed a lot of remorse. It was not only a learning experience for him, but all our freshmen.”

Bielema said Johnson will play Saturday, but will probably sit out for the first quarter at least.

Kendrick Jackson, who was Arkansas’ starting fullback last season, is listed as starter on the depth chart. Tight end Austin Cantrell is listed as the backup at the position.

Johnson was arrested at 1:42 a.m. Sunday after police were called for a welfare check, according to a preliminary arrest report. According to a caller, Johnson was stumbling and nearly fell off the stage at the Greek Theater on the University of Arkansas campus.

The arresting officer reported he found Johnson laying down and not moving when he arrived on the scene. The officer noted Johnson was unable to stand and nearly fell over when he sat up.

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