Oklahoma Defensive Back Arrested on Wednesday

A member of Oklahoma's secondary was arrested by the OU Police Department on Wednesday.
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On Wednesday, Oklahoma sophomore defensive back Makari Vickers was arrested by the OU Police Department.

The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office confirmed to Sooners on SI that Vickers had been arrested by the OU Police Department and booked into Cleveland County, but the Sheriff's Office was unable to give any additional details. 

Sooners on SI has not yet received a response from the OU Police Department for records of the arrest.

“We are aware of the matter and it is being addressed internally,” an athletics department spokesperson told Sooners on SI. 

The former 4-star prospect appeared in eight games as a true freshman, tallying eight tackles and one pass breakup. Despite being such a young player, Vickers earned time on the field in crucial moments for Brent Venables' defense, playing meaningful snaps in the second half of a tightly contested Bedlam matchup in Stillwater.

Vickers arrived at Oklahoma from Munroe High School in Quincy, FL.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

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Ryan Chapman


Ryan is deputy editor at AllSooners and covers a number of sports in and around Norman and Oklahoma City. Working both as a journalist and a sports talk radio host, Ryan has covered the Oklahoma Sooners, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the United States Men’s National Soccer Team, the Oklahoma City Energy and more. Since 2019, Ryan has simultaneously pursued a career as both a writer and a sports talk radio host, working for the Flagship for Oklahoma sports, 107.7 The Franchise, as well as AllSooners.com. Ryan serves as a contributor to The Franchise’s website, TheFranchiseOK.com, which was recognized as having the “Best Website” in 2022 by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. Ryan holds an associate’s degree in Journalism from Oklahoma City Community College in Oklahoma City, OK. 

Randall Sweet


Randall is a recruiting analyst and staff writer at AllSooners focusing primarily on OU Football and the recruiting trail. Working as a journalist, Randall has covered the Oklahoma Sooners, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and high school sports across the state. A 2022 University of Oklahoma graduate, Randall hails from Lubbock, TX. While in college, Sweet wrote for the OU Daily in addition to working with Sooner Sports Pad and OU Nightly. Following his time at OU, Sweet served as the Communications Coordinator at Visit Oklahoma City before leaving to join the team at AllSooners. The West Texas native has bylines in the Norman Transcript and is a Staff Writer for Inside the Thunder. Randall holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK.