Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
Arkansas QB's vehicle burned in possible arson
Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen runs drills during practice Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE The vehicle belonging to Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen caught fire in a possible arson Monday morning.
According to Sgt. Craig Stout with Fayetteville Police, Allen's Chevy Avalanche was one of two vehicles that caught fire early Monday. Officers responded to Allen's residence at 3:59 a.m. after responding to a fire to another vehicle by the same make and model at 1:34 a.m.
Stout said officers are investigating whether the fires were the result of arson. He also said it isn't clear whether Allen was targeted because of his position as the Razorbacks' starting quarterback.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said he was aware of the situation and wouldn't make Allen or his younger brother Austin available for interviews this week. Austin Allen is the Razorbacks' backup quarterback.
This is at least the second incident involving Allen's truck the last nine months. Allen returned to find his vehicle had been egged last November following an overtime loss to Mississippi State in Little Rock.
Arkansas' football season begins Saturday with a game at No. 6 Auburn.