Former Sooner Rhett Bomar In Trouble Again

Monday, August 8th 2011, 11:23 am
By: News 9 and Wire Reports

MANKATO, Minnesota -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback and former Oklahoma Sooner Rhett Bomar has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Blue Earth County Jail spokeswoman Amber Carlson says Bomar was booked about 5:15 a.m. Sunday on third-degree driving while intoxicated. Carlson says Bomar has since been released.

Sooner fans remember Bomar's dismissal from the team in 2006 after he was one of two players let go because of NCAA rules violations.

At the time the school said in a statement that the players violated NCAA rules by working at a private business and taking "payment over an extended period of time in excess of time actually worked." Bomar reportedly filed for 40-hour work weeks at a Norman, Okla., auto dealership, making up to $18,000, when he only worked 5 hours a week.

The 6'2 quarterback from Groesbeck, Texas later played two seasons at Sam Houston State before being drafted to the NFL in 2009 as the 15th pick of the fifth round. Most recently, Bomar was picked up in late December by the Minnesota Vikings from the New York Giants practice squad.

Since then, Bomar has been getting practice reps behind Donovan McNabb, first-round pick Christian Ponder and Joe Webb.

The Vikings have not commented on the arrest.

In 2005 Bomar set an Oklahoma freshman record with 2,018 passing yards. He started Oklahoma's final 11 games and completed 54 percent of his passes, while throwing 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Bomar helped OU finish the 2005 season by winning six of its final seven games, including a victory against Oregon in the Holiday Bowl.