According to the Norman Police Department, cornerback Parrish Cobb was arrested for armed robbery on Thursday morning. This is the second time that Cobb has been charged with armed robbery since January.
Per the Norman PD’s release:
“On April 12 at 11:41 p.m., the Norman Police Department was dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at a residence in the 2900 block of Oak Tree Avenue. The victim stated that two black males entered his apartment and pointed semi-automatic handguns at him and his roommate. The two suspects then stole cash and drugs from the residence before leaving on foot. No one was injured during the incident. One of the suspects concealed his identity with a mask and gloves. The second suspect did not conceal his identity and was later identified by one of the victims as 19-year-old Parrish Cobb.
Video surveillance from the apartment complex showed that a white Ford Mustang arrived in the parking lot at 11 p.m. At 11:21 p.m., two subjects exited the vehicle wearing dark-colored hoodies. Five minutes later, the same two subjects ran back to the white Ford Mustang and left the parking lot. At approximately 3:30 a.m. today, an officer located a Ford Mustang matching the description of the suspect vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 2700 block of W. Imhoff Road. Just down from this vehicle was a white Chrysler that was registered to a subject by the last name of Cobb. The rear passenger side window of the Chrysler was rolled all the way down and clearly visible inside was a box for a semi-automatic BB gun pistol. Search warrants were secured for the two vehicles.
Officers then began working to make contact with the subject who the vehicle is registered to in the apartment complex. Just before 9 a.m., officers located Parrish Cobb inside an apartment in the 2700 block of W. Imhoff Road. Cobb was arrested and transported to the Norman Investigations Center. While being interviewed by investigators, Cobb admitted to driving the white Ford Mustang to the residence in the 2900 block of Oak Tree Avenue with an unknown accomplice with the intent to rob the occupants of their drugs. Cobb stated that they did not locate any drugs but did take cash from the two occupants before leaving the apartment. Cobb admitted that he then went back to the apartment on Imhoff Road where he placed the BB gun in his Chrysler four-door vehicle.”
According to Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, Cobb has not been on the team since January. Additionally, he was not listed on Oklahoma’s spring roster and is not currently enrolled at OU. Nevertheless, this doesn’t reflect particularly well on the University of Oklahoma or its football program. The nation’s microscope is on the program, and each incident is going to be magnified (even if the player in question is no longer on the team).
Cobb originally enrolled at Oklahoma after a long recruiting odyssey that involved him flipping from Baylor to Oklahoma after the termination of head coach Art Briles. Cobb was also at one point committed to OU before committing to Baylor before National Signing Day.
The four-star corner started two games for the Sooners in 2016 before suffering an injury against Ohio State. He finished the season with seven tackles total in four total games.
I hope Parrish is able to straighten his life out, but there unfortunately seems to be a pretty clear pattern of behavior here.