Former OU football star arrested after allegedly assaulting Edmond police officer

Former OU football player Roy Finch was arrested in Edmond on Sunday morning on complaints of possession of marijuana resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer

Former OU football player Roy Finch was arrested in Edmond on Sunday morning on complaints of possession of marijuana resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer

Roy Finch, one of Oklahoma's running backs from 2010-2013, was arrested on Sunday for posession of marijuana and assaulting a police officer, according to Ryan Aber of The Oklahoman.

The report said the police were called to an apartment complex in Edmond after a caller said a auto had been parked and running for more than an hour.

Police were called to check on a vehicle that had been left running in a parking lot of an apartment complex for more than an hour, according to a narrative by Edmond Police, and officers discovered Finch inside the vehicle around 6:30 a.m.

Police made contact with the man in the auto and smelled marijuana, according to a police report. When officers tried to detain Finch, the 26-year-old reportedly swung at one of them.

Police reported that when officers tried to arrest him, another fight was started.

"Drive stuns were applied and we were able to place Finch into custody", the police report says.

A mugshot published by the Oklahoman showed Finch with bad bruises along the right side of his face. A former University of Oklahoma football player who now plays in the Canadian Football League has been arrested for allegedly assaulting an Oklahoma police officer.

Police officials said one officer suffered minor injuries during the incident.

Finch, who played at Oklahoma from 2010-13, was in the vehicle. In his four seasons as a Sooner, he amassed 1,854 offensive yards and eight touchdowns.

Finch now plays for the Calgary Stampeders, and returned three kicks back for touchdowns during the 2017 season.