Would it have been so hard for Darren McFadden to have driven something a little less conspicuous until after the Cotton Bowl? From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Tom Murphy and Bob Holt.
A report by KARK-TV, Channel 4, in Little Rock claimed that Arkansas junior tailback Darren McFadden was present when sports agent Mike Conley recently purchased a Cadillac Escalade, which the station said was put in the name of McFadden™s mother, Mini Muhammad.University of Arkansas officials would not comment on the accuracy of the report.
œWe™re aware of the report, said Kevin Trainor, Arkansas associate athletic director for external affairs. œThe situation is under review. Muhammad, reached at her home in Little Rock, said neither she nor her son owned the Escalade.
œMike Conley hasn™t bought nothing, and it ain™t in my name, Muhammad said. œIt™s his stepmom™s, Ella McFadden™s. Really, the truck is on loan. Darren drove that down [to Dallas ] to see how he™d like it, and maybe he™d get one later.
œ They got that all wrong. Darren doesn™t have no truck. Conley, a former track and field All-American at Arkansas, told KARK on Thursday night that he was not at a car dealership with McFadden and that he hadn™t negotiated a deal.
œThat is 100 percent a lie, Conley told the station. œI would challenge anybody to say that I have ever been at a dealership with Darren McFadden. Though it is considered a foregone conclusion that McFadden will enter the NFL Draft as an underclassman this winter, he has yet to acknowledge that move.
Conley assures us McFadden does not own a truck, and from the looks of this photographic evidence, why would he need to buy one?