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story.lead_photo.caption Cedric Cobbs ( Pulaski County sheriff's office )

A former Arkansas Razorback and NFL running back was jailed overnight on a charge of first-degree promoting prostitution, records show.

Cedric Cobbs, 34, was listed as an inmate in the Pulaski County jail after being booked into that facility shortly before 1:30 a.m., according to an online jail roster. He was being held for much of the morning on the single misdemeanor charge with a bail amount listed as $500, though he was no longer listed on the roster at 10:40 a.m.

According to an arrest report, Cobbs drove a woman to an Americas Best Value Inn & Suites at 14325 Frontier Drive in Maumelle, where she had arranged with a person who was actually an undercover police officer "to have sex for money." Cobbs reportedly waited in the parking lot and was arrested.

The report noted police found a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine in the vehicle's center console as well as a second pipe, prescription pills and meth in the woman's purse.

Cobbs was one of nine people — four women and five men — arrested late Thursday or early Friday morning by the Pulaski County sheriff's office on prostitution-related charges. It wasn't clear whether the cases were related.

Cobbs in October was indicted in federal court alongside 32 others also accused of dealing prescription pain medications.

Cobbs was also arrested in September 2013 after attempted to obtain pills with a fraudulent prescription and then fled from police who tried to stop him. He was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty last year to misdemeanor fleeing and drug fraud.

Cobbs played for the Arkansas Razorbacks from 1999 to 2003, and later professionally for the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos.


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  • LevyRat
    July 17, 2015 at 9:44 a.m.

    Cedric, when are you going to learn?

    Just hope it is before someone decides to shoot you over a little dope.

  • MZach
    July 17, 2015 at 12:07 p.m.

    Remind me how running prostitution stings and entrapping johns makes Little Rock safer...

  • TheBatt
    July 17, 2015 at 12:21 p.m.

    Cedric - Arkansas was so proud of you. What has possessed you to throw it all away... drugs, prostitution... Dude. You need Jesus! Seriously!

  • MNB
    July 17, 2015 at 12:55 p.m.

    It's all the fault of his offensive line.

  • curiousdemo51
    July 17, 2015 at 1:23 p.m.

    They say the mind is a terrible thing to waste. Cobbs is example of that statement. What a waste.

  • Brassband
    July 17, 2015 at 1:42 p.m.

    So is he the driver? Pimp? Muscle? Wazzup dude?

  • Brassband
    July 17, 2015 at 1:51 p.m.

    MZach: it can only be entrapment if the defendant(s) would most probably have not otherwise engaged in the criminal behavior. They bacically need to be coerced by the police. If there was "alleged" prostitution then the defendants most probably would have otherwise engaged in that activity with others - very probably no entrapment here.

    Maybe LR is safer if the general crime rate goes down. Maybe LR is safer if less disease is spread. Maybe you have forgotten that societies are built upon order and the rule of law. Maybe you would prefer anarchy? Maybe?

  • 84Hog
    July 17, 2015 at 4:16 p.m.

    Still wearing the NIKE logo I see. "Just do it..."

  • MaxCady
    July 17, 2015 at 4:29 p.m.

    Pimpin' ain't easy, Ced.

  • DEE672
    July 17, 2015 at 5:01 p.m.

    No one ever said football players are smart even before they get their bell rung a few times.