Former OU receiver Cameron Kenney arrested
Kingsley Burns, The Oklahoma Daily
Former OU wide receiver Cameron Kenney was arrested 10 days ago on suspicion of stealing a woman’s purse and using her bank cards to buy alcohol for himself and two friends.
According to the police report, Kenney stole a woman’s purse from the chair next to her as a high school friend stood as a lookout Nov. 19 at a bar called Magnolia’s in Athens, Ga., near the University of Georgia campus.
Kenney and his friend met up with a third man and used the woman’s cards at Magnolia’s to buy drinks, according to the police report. They ditched the purse behind the bar, taking several credit cards, her driver’s license, school ID, iPhone and car keys with them, the police report said.
They used her cards to buy more drinks at a restaurant bar down the street, according to the police report.
The woman called the Athens-Clarke County police, who obtained video evidence from a Magnolia’s employee of Kenney stealing the purse and using the cards to buy alcohol, the police report said.
Officers found and arrested Kenney and the two men at 1 a.m. Nov. 20. Kenney tried to run from the arresting officers but tripped, hitting his head on a trashcan and small pole, according to Hilda Sorrow, the Athens-Clarke County Police public information officer.
According to the Athens-Clarke County Jail booking log, Kenney was charged with one count of theft by taking, one count of obstructing a law enforcement officer, two counts of bank theft and two counts of bank fraud.
Once at the station, police found two credit cards in Kenney’s pants, which the woman had canceled, according to the police report.
Police took Kenney to Athens Regional Medical Center, where he received treatment for the injuries he sustained fleeing the officers, the police report said.
Kenney posted bail later that day. A court date has not been set, according to the Athens-Clarke County court docket.
The Dacula, Ga., native returned to his home state after an unsuccessful stint in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers' practice squad earlier this year.
As a senior, Kenney had standout performances in OU’s last three games last season.
He was instrumental in OU’s 47-41 win against Oklahoma State, catching six passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Sooners, including an 86-yard touchdown during the Sooners' 23-point fourth quarter.
Kenney’s 65 yards against Nebraska — second-most on the team — helped the Sooners rally back from a 17-0 deficit to win Oklahoma’s seventh Big 12 Championship.
His 154 yards against Connecticut, second only to Ryan Broyles, helped OU end its BCS losing streak by beating the Huskies, 48-20, in the Fiesta Bowl.
» Click here to read the police report.
The Red & Black, the University of Georgia’s student paper, contributed to this story.