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The Rap Sheet: McFadden Cuffed for Not Fighting, Defending Liza

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Darren McFadden's mother, the improbably-named Mini Muhammad, would like it to be know that although her soon-to-be-millionaire son was the only person handcuffed in a "rowdy" scene at a Little Rock piano bar (?!) early this morning, and Little Rock police said McFadden was "agitated and was provoking aggressive behavior inciting the incident," Darren was not the one going Roddy Piper on some bouncer:

Pssst! McFadden's here...and if he doesn't hear "What Is This Thing Called Love?" there's gonna be trouble!
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[Trophy Which Shall Not Be Named] runner-up Darren McFadden was handcuffed by police and then released without charges after being involved in a "pretty rowdy scene" at a piano bar early Thursday.

Arkansas' All-American running back and at least four others were at the downtown bar when a disturbance broke out shortly after midnight, police Lt. Terry Hastings said. A bouncer was hit in the face as he was trying to get the group to leave, Hastings said. A police report did not specify who hit the bouncer.

"There was a whole bunch of people there," Hastings said. "They were inside and it spilled out into the street."
McFadden's mother, Mini Muhammad, said her son was trying to protect his younger brother, Daryl.

"He wasn't the one that was fighting. It was his little brother -- someone had jumped on him," Muhammad said. "He was agitated because his brother had a bloody nose."

"Darren was not fighting -- please make that be known," she added.
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There is nothing unusual about college football players losing it at da club, even McFadden - he missed the 2006 season opener against USC with a broken toe he suffered in a bar fight a month before the game - but that was a "private club" known (redundantly) as Palace the Club, which sounds like the kind of place where the bass invades your body and the beats start to shake it around invloluntarily, and the totally legally-provided Cristal starts to flow and the ladies are looking good and somebody says something about your rims and things start to escalate and next thing you know you're in a dozen-man brawl that spills out into the streets and sidelines you for the team's toughest game of the season. We've all been there. But I can't for the life of me imagine what interest Darren McFadden could possibly have on a random Wednesday night being in a piano bar...

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The more I learn about McFadden, the more I get the feeling this guy is going to be a lot of fun in the NFL. Keep that smile, D-Mac!

Update [2008-1-10 18:36:20 by SMQ]: For the record, McFadden's non-explosive, spam-ridden MySpace page is here. His "Body Type" is "6'2"/Athletic." Still covered in Arkansas logos, messages from friendly coeds, exhortations to spurn the draft ("STAY FUCKER") and more than one exhortation to "D-Dawg" pay better attention to his choice in social circles:

Seriously, WTF?

Stay out of trouble and dump the Git Bread Gang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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That's 51 exclamation points right thurr, one for every time D-Dawg found the end zone in his career. While you're perusing his page, enjoy the single "Git Yo Bread, Homeboi" by Little Rock's Finest and a video of quality lip-synching in front of what appears to be a car wash.