Joshua Melton is facing manslaughter charges in drunken beating. (Photo: Washington Co. Detention Center)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Police say former Razorbacks football player Josh Melton has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge in the death of a northwest Arkansas man.
Fayetteville police say Melton was arrested Wednesday after Melton and a friend spent Tuesday night drinking. Authorities say Melton told police that he and his friend got into a confrontation after the friend vomited in Melton's living room.
A police report says Melton punched the victim several times. The victim, whose name hasn't been released, was pronounced dead by emergency responders.
The report says Melton was cooperative and concerned and said he didn't intend to cause his friend's death.
Melton was an offensive lineman for the Razorbacks from 1999 to 2002. He's being held in the Washington County jail, and court records don't list an attorney.
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