Former University of Oklahoma running back Roy Finch, who currently plays in the Canadian Football League, was arrested Sunday on charges of drug possession and assaulting a police officer.
Police in Edmond responded to a call around 6:30 a.m. Sunday at an apartment complex complaining that a parked car had been running for over an hour, News OK reported. Officers discovered Finch behind the wheel of the vehicle smelling of marijuana. When they confronted Finch and tried to apprehend him, he reportedly swung at one of the officers and fled on foot through the grounds of the apartment complex.
Police eventually caught up with Finch and another altercation ensued, according to the report. Officers used a taser on Finch, but said the taser was “not enough contact to be able to take Finch to the ground.” He was then wrestled to the ground by multiple officers and handcuffed. He was charged with assault and battery on an officer, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.
In an unrelated incident back in March, Finch was charged with possession of a controlled substance in Lincoln County and was scheduled to make an appearance there Monday. From 2010 to 2013, Finch served primarily as a backup running back for the Sooners. In his collegiate career, he rushed for 1,412 yards and six touchdowns, and caught 58 passes for 442 yards and two touchdowns. He’s currently a kick return specialist for the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders.