Former Hog Charged With Felony Terroristic Threatening


FAYETTEVILLE — Former Arkansas football player Bret Harris was arrested earlier this week and charged with felony terroristic threatening.

Harris, according to a University of Arkansas Police Department arrest report, threatened to "kill" university employee Matthew Summers via Twitter. Summers is the head athletic trainer for the Arkansas football program.

According to the report, Harris, 23, was arrested by UAPD on Tuesday at 8:07 p.m. after tweeting “Hey Matt remember I checked your (expletive) for questioning me?” and “You set me up to be placed in Springwood. I am going to kill you."

An Arkansas athletic department spokesperson declined comment regarding the arrest.

Springwoods is a behavioral health facility in Fayetteville.

Harris, an Irving, Texas, native, was a reserve linebacker at Arkansas from 2007-11. He is being held in the Washington County Detention Center with bond set at $20,000. Harris has a hearing set for Friday morning and a court appearance on Nov. 2.

— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau