FAYETTEVILLE — Mike Anderson Jr. — the son of Arkansas basketball coach Mike Anderson and the program’s video coordinator — was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Sunday morning.
The 27-year-old was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at approximately 8 a.m. on Sunday and released two hours later after posting $2,000 bond, according to the detention center’s website. He also was cited for running a stop sign and an improper lane change.
Anderson Jr. has been arrested for DWI three times in the past six years. The first was in Feb. 2007, when he played for his father at Missouri. His second arrest came last January in Fayetteville during his first season with the program.
At the time, Anderson said he was disappointed with his son and the matter would be handled through “the established channels that we have here on our campus.”
“All of our (staff) members are expected to make the right decision on and off the floor,” Anderson said last January after his son’s arrest. “I expect that. Unfortunately some individuals don’t always make the right decision. But as a father, I will support Mike and hopefully help him learn from this situation.”
Anderson was not available for comment about his son’s latest arrest Sunday, but is scheduled to speak with the media this afternoon as Arkansas (3-3) prepares for Tuesday’s game against Oklahoma (6-1) in Bud Walton Arena.
— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau