NORMAN, Okla. – A former OU athlete was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.
The night of the Bedlam game is a busy one for Norman police.
This year, they responded to several calls to Campus Corner.
"During one of these calls, our officers were waved over by one of the staff members at Diamond Dawgs, which is a restaurant on Campus Corner, at about 2 a.m.,” said Sarah Jensen with the Norman Police Department.
Inside the restaurant, police said several people were attempting to start fights around the soda machine.
"Two of the individuals worked with the officers and began corresponding with them. One of them actually ran out the back door,” Jensen said.
According to police, the person who ran was Stephen Michael Hunnicutt.
He was the place kicker for the OU football team from 2011-2014.
"Officers continued to pursue him. He continued to resist arrest, wouldn't comply to commands, eventually stopped,” Jensen said.
The officers eventually had to use force to get him detained.
Police said, during the search, officers found a bag in Hunnicutt’s pocket filled with meth.
Incidents like these are why Norman police have bumped up patrols on Campus Corner over the past year.
"This has been an ongoing effort, a partnership between us and the Campus Corner merchants to attempt to curb some of these issues that are continuously related to alcohol and what happens after 2 a.m. when the bars close down,” Jensen said.
Hunnicutt faces charges of drug possession, public intoxication and obstructing a police officer.