Former Purdue interim football coach Gerad Parker was arrested early Tuesday and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, according to multiple online reports.
The Exponent, Purdue’s student newspaper, reported Parker was stopped while driving the wrong direction about 2 a.m. in West Lafayette, Ind. The paper reports Parker was arrested and released later in the day without bond, citing a jail spokesman.
Parker took over for Darrell Hazell midway through the season, seeing the Boilermakers to an 0-6 record.
According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Parker had been in talks to join East Carolina’s staff prior to the arrest. McMurphy added that a source could not confirm whether the arrest would prevent Parker from still being hired by East Carolina.
Parker previously had joined the Cincinnati staff, but he reportedly resigned late last week.