|Linebacker dismissed from Razorbacks|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 11 June 2008 11:12|
Petrino suspended Fairchild the day after his March 24 arrest by Fayetteville police following a report by a woman that he had attacked her.
``Freddie Fairchild has been dismissed from our football team,'' Petrino said in a prepared statement. ``Since his suspension last March, he has not participated in team activities. As his status with our team has been resolved, we will make no further comment regarding this matter.''
A preliminary probable-cause statement from a Fayetteville police detective said that Fairchild caused injuries to the woman's ``head, face, extremities and pelvis'' and that ``he would not allow her to leave for several hours.''
Fairchild had been in a ``domestic relationship with the women intermittently for over a year,'' the statement said.
Fairchild pleaded not guilty to the charges in Fayetteville District Court. A trial is scheduled for June 18.
The 21-year-old junior started 11 games last season as a redshirt sophomore. He led the Razorbacks with 4.5 sacks. He also forced one fumble, recovered one and was third on the team with 92 tackles.