Fairchild’s dismissal didn’t come as a surprise. He was suspended indefinitely on March 25 for violation of team rules, and Arkansas’ coaches didn’t sound optimistic about his chances of returning to the team.
“Since (Fairchild’s) suspension last March, he has not participated in team activities,” Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said Wednesday in a statement released through the university. “As his status with our team has been resolved, we will make no further comment regarding this matter.”
According to a Fayetteville police report, Fairchild was arrested March 24 after he allegedly attacked a woman he was involved with for more than a year. The report said Fairchild caused injuries to the woman’s head, face and extremities, leading to him being arrested on misdemeanor charges of battery and false imprisonment. [read more]