Some things never change. In a headline no more surprising than one involving Prentiss Eliot doing something gangstery, it seems that former Sooner Dusty Dvoracek may have been involved in an assault. On Saturday the 16th, Dvoracek was arrested on several complaintsat Club Seven47: public intoxication, assault in battery, and resisting arrest among them.
For those who don't remember the de facto Sooner legend, he was a dominant defensive tackle for Bob Stoops during the era between the Orange Bowl national championship season and their Sun Bowl dominance. (Seriously, he may have been on the team that entire time.) He had long hair and pranced around like he was performing in the WWE, with a look to match. Dvoracek was so good, that Stoops got him the Jason White treatment by keeping him around six seasons, including a "medical redshirt."
How did he obtain that medical exception? During the 2004 season, he only played a couple of games, but missed the rest of the season despite being physically healthy. He actually was suspended by Coach Stoops after an incident at a bar in which Dvoracek put one of his friends in a coma after an argument. Since alcohol was involved, Dusty went into rehab and alcoholism was listed as the medical exception. It's good to see he's kicked that problem.
The feel good part of the story is that Dvoracek returned from rehab, made All-Big 12 as a sixth-year senior in 2005, and managed to make the NFL with the Chicago Bears, who keep him around despite the fact that he has spent all four season in the NFL on the injured reserve. But, now it appears that the Bears have committed to making him their starter in 2010, as the exclusive security footage we obtained from Club Seven47 shows.