Arkansas WR released from scholarship

Arkansas coach John L. Smith says wide receiver Kane Whitehurst
has been released from his scholarship.

Whitehurst redshirted last season and was listed as a third-team
wide receiver on the depth chart prior to spring practice. The
6-foot, 175-pound freshman is the second Razorbacks receiver to be
released this month, following Quinta Funderburk’s release on May
2.

Whitehurst was arrested last month for possession of a
controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

He’s one of six Arkansas players who have been arrested this
spring after Maudrecus Humphrey, Marquel Wade and Andrew Peterson
were arrested Saturday and charged with burglarizing dorm rooms.
Smith, who was hired April 23 to replace Bobby Petrino, suspended
all three indefinitely. Wade and Humphrey are receivers.

Arkansas was 11-2 last season.