Sooners WR Jalil Farooq arrested after traffic stop; Bedlam status unclear

November 3, 2023

NORMAN — Oklahoma wide receiver Jalil Farooq was arrested following a traffic stop Thursday night, Sellout Crowd confirmed Friday. A team spokesperson declined to comment on Farooq’s status for Saturday’s Bedlam visit to No. 22 Oklahoma State (2:30, ABC).

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday, Norman Police Department police officers spotted a vehicle with an expired tag “driving erratically” near Main Street and University Avenue and pulled Farooq over in a black Dodge Charger.
  • Upon the traffic stop, officers discovered four outstanding municipal warrants on Farooq’s record and arrested the Sooners’ junior pass catcher without incident. Municipal warrants are typically incurred for unpaid traffic tickets or failure to appear in court. 
  • It is unknown how the incident will affect Farooq’s status for OU’s Week 10 trip to Stillwater. OU did not indicate whether the Sooners’ leading receiver will be available Saturday. “We are aware of the matter and it is being addressed internally,” a team spokesperson said in a statement to Sellout Crowd.
  • Farooq, the third-year pass catcher, leads OU with 449 yards on 26 receptions with two receiving scores in 2023. The former four-star recruit has logged 67 catches for 984 yards and seven touchdowns over three seasons in Norman. 


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