By Holly Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, December 1, 2005
Touchdown leader arrested day before Territorial Cup
The leading touchdown receiver for the UA football team was arrested early Thanksgiving morning for trying to use a fake ID to get into a bar, according to Tucson Police Department reports.
Tight end Brad S. Wood, a sociology junior, went to Maloney's Tavern, 213 N. Fourth Ave., around 1:20 a.m. Nov. 24, the day before the Wildcats took on the Arizona State University Sun Devils to contest the Territorial Cup. Wood showed the doorman an identification card that wasn't his, reports stated.
The doorman told police he recognized Wood as being a UA football player and said the name on the ID wasn't Brad Wood, reports stated.
Wood first told police his name was Kevin, which was the name on the ID. Police asked Wood for his Social Security number and he said he couldn't remember it.
Wood then told police the only other form of identification he had on him was an expired credit card, reports stated.
Police asked Wood if he was a UA football player. Wood said that he was and then admitted the ID was not his. He was then cited and released, reports stated.
Wood played in all 11 of the Wildcats' games this season, finishing with a team-high six touchdown receptions. The day after his arrest, he had two catches for 13 yards in the UA's 23-20 loss to ASU in Tempe.
Wood would not comment last night about the incident, and messages left for the athletic department were not returned in time for print.
In Arizona, those who are caught trying to use a fake ID can face a six-month suspension of their driver's license. If it is a first offense, the person usually goes through a diversion program, which will remove the arrest from their record.
- Tom Knauer contributed to this report.