Posted by Tom Fornelli
Oklahoma running back Jonathan Miller was arrested last week for not paying traffic fines.
Miller was originally pulled over in September of 2010 and charged with a misdemeanor of driving without a license. Not a big deal, and Miller then went to court in December and ordered to pay a fine of $394. Being a broke college kid, Miller wasn't able to make that payment, so he set up a payment plan with the court.
A payment plan he didn't stick to.
After not sending in payment in March, Miller was ordered to appear in court again in April to settle the $160 he still owed. Well, Miller didn't show up to that hearing, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
The good news for Miller is that Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said he doesn't suspend players "for traffic tickets." Which is fine, but I feel like somebody should point out to Stoops that Miller didn't get arrested for a traffic ticket. He was arrested because he didn't hold up his end of an agreement to pay for the fine, and then he ditched a court appearance.