Former Texas defensive lineman Alex Okafor was arrested and charged Monday after a disturbance near Sixth and Trinity Streets, officials said.
Okafor, a linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals who also played for Pflugerville High School, was charged with evading arrest, police said. He also had a warrant out for his arrest on a previous Class C misdemeanor charge, but police did not immediately know the nature of that offense.
Police spokesman David Boyd said officers responded to a disturbance in the downtown entertainment district and that when they attempted to question Okafor, he fled on foot. Officers booked Okafor into the Travis County Jail around 2 a.m. today.
Boyd said he did not have additional information on the disturbance that led to the police involvement.
Okafor played for the Longhorns from 2009-12 and was drafted in the fourth round by the Arizona Cardinals. He had eight sacks in 13 games last season.
American-Statesman reporter Tony Plohetski contributed to this report.
UPDATE: New details have been added to the original version of this blog post.
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