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orngblkzebra

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Former OU football star arrested after allegedly assaulting Edmond police officer

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Former ou player arrested

EDMOND, Okla. - A former OU football star who now plays in the Canadian Football League was arrested after allegedly assaulting an Edmond police officer.

Around 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Edmond police officers were called to reports of a suspicious vehicle that had been parked and running for more than an hour.

When officers arrived and spoke with the man in the vehicle, identified as 26-year-old Roy Finch, officers said they were able to smell marijuana.

Police say that when officers attempted to put Finch in handcuffs, he allegedly tried to punch one of the officers and then ran away.

Officers set up a perimeter and located Finch walking in a breezeway at the Stonebridge apartments.

Police say that after another altercation ensued, officers deployed a taser, hitting Finch between the shoulder blades.

However, they say he continued to resist the officers.

Finch was eventually placed into custody after police officers used drive stuns on him.

During the struggle, Finch sustained multiple lacerations to the right side of his face.

Finch was arrested for possession of marijuana, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer.

Video shows former OU football star's arrest

Finch, who has a home in Oklahoma City, was a running back for the University of Oklahoma from 2010 to 2013.

He has played for the Calgary Stampeders, in the Canadian Football League, since 2016.

On Saturday, the team announced he had just been voted the 2017 TELUS Play of the Year winner.
 

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Former Sooners star arrested | Ou

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NORMAN — Dusty Dvoracek, the Chicago Bears defensive tackle whose stellar career at Oklahoma was sidetracked by alcohol-related behavior issues, has apparently suffered a relapse.
 

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Ex-OU star Brady arrested on indecent exposure charge

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College Sports: Former Oklahoma K Michael Hunnicutt arrested on drunkenness, methamphetamine possession charges

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Published Dec. 2016

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Oklahoma place kicker Michael Hunnicutt (18), holder Grant Bothun (84) and Kansas State defensive back Morgan Burns (33) watch as Hunnicutt's field goal attempt misses in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Kansas State won 31-30. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) 10192014xSPORTS2

By Brady Vardeman , Special contributorContact Brady Vardeman on Twitter:mad:BradyVardeman

Former Oklahoma K Michael Hunnicutt was arrested early Dec. 4 outside of a Norman restaurant on charges of public drunkenness, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and obstructing an officer, according to a police report obtained by The Dallas Morning News.

According to the report, an officer on foot patrol on Norman's Campus Corner responded to a fight at Diamond Dawgs at approximately 2 a.m., where Hunnicutt, 24, and two men began to leave using the rear exit. The two other men stopped and complied with police commands, but Hunnicutt continued to leave the restaurant and ran up the alley behind it.

When the officer caught Hunnicutt, he resisted arrest and was brought to the ground by an arm bar by the officer to be handcuffed, according to the report. The officer said Hunnicutt smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet and had a difficult time speaking.

Upon search after arrest, the officer found a small, green plastic baggie in Hunnicutt's right front coin pocket, which tested positive for methamphetamine in the field, according to the report.

Hunnicutt was transported to Cleveland County Jail, where he was booked on the three charges.

Hunnicutt played for Oklahoma from 2011-14, when he completed 83 percent of his field goals and 97 percent of his extra points. He took over as the team's starting kicker during the third game of his freshman season and never surrendered the job.

He became OU's all-time leading scorer as a senior in 2014 and was named a Lou Groza Award semifinalist as a junior in 2013. Hunnicutt caught the lone touchdown of his collegiate career on a fake field goal against Oklahoma State in 2013.

Hunnicutt went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft and was not signed as a free agent.
 

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Sooners QB Mayfield arrested in Arkansas

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According to the Washington County Sheriff's office official website, Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield was booked at 8:21 a.m. Saturday morning on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest.

Mayfield was one of two Sooners who were finalists for the Heisman Trophy this past season.

In the preliminary police report, an officer was flagged down to address an altercation between an unidentified man and Baker Mayfield. It's noted that the front of Mayfield's clothing was covered in food and he was clearly intoxicated.

When the officer told Mayfield to come to him, Mayfield reportedly began to walk away. After a second command, Mayfield began to run away. The officer chased Mayfield and tackled him to the ground. Mayfield was keeping his arms locked in position to prevent them from being placed behind his back. The officer was forced to pull Mayfield's arms back to place handcuffs.

UPDATE (10:51 a.m.): A team official said, "We are aware of this matter and are learning the details. We don't have any other information at this time."

UPDATE (11:07 a.m.): Mayfield was released on a $1,535 bond.
 

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Former Oklahoma Punter Sentenced in Bank Fraud Case to Pay Bookie

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Former Oklahoma Punter Sentenced in Bank Fraud Case to Pay Off Bookie Debts

Steve Bittenbender - May 11, 2019

A former University of Oklahoma football player was sentenced to more than two-and-a-half years in federal prison on Thursday for defrauding a bank and two of its customers of hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay off gambling debts.

Blake Brian Ferguson faced up to 30 years in prison for three counts of bank fraud and 10 years in prison for one count of an unlawful monetary transaction. However, U.S. District Judge John E. Dowdell sentenced the 37-year-old to 31 months on each count. The sentences also will be served concurrently. In addition, he must make restitution of more than $144,000. He also must serve five years of supervised release after his sentence ends.

In September 2017, federal authorities charged Ferguson, who previously served as an executive for Firstar Bank, with authorizing loans based on non-existent collateral. To keep other officials from the Tulsa, Okla.-based institution from discovering the fraud, Ferguson processed the transactions within his sole authority.

It was all part of a scheme that started around 2008 when Ferguson began gambling. Within five years, authorities said he began racking up large sums of gambling debts.

…(T)he real purpose of the loans was to provide himself with funds with which he could pay his gambling debts and that the real beneficiary of the loan proceeds was himself and, ultimately, his bookies,” wrote Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin C. Leitch in charging Ferguson.

In one instance, Ferguson allowed an $81,000 check to be drawn on a customer’s account and made payable directly to his bookie, who deposited the check with another bank.

The activity took place between January 2013 and September 2015, and according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, defrauded Firstar and its customers of at least $196,560.

Punter Turned Banker

After playing his freshman year at North Carolina in 2000, Ferguson transferred to Oklahoma. After sitting out a year, he served as the team’s punter for the 2002 to 2004 seasons. In the last two years, the Sooners advanced to the Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game, but the OU lost both times.

After his football days, he graduated from Oklahoma. He worked at Firstar for at least six years, according to the Treasury Department.

He pleaded guilty to the charges in November 2017, admitting to using the ill-gotten funds to pay off gambling debts.

“In this instance, a senior bank officer betrayed the trust and confidence placed in him by the bank, his staff, and customers,” said U.S Attorney Trent Shores to the Tulsa World this week. “Mr. Ferguson’s sentence sends a signal to the marketplace that fraud will not be tolerated inside our financial institutions.”

According to court documents, Ferguson will report to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons on June 24.

Brother Guilty of Similar Crime

Banking crimes, like punting, apparently runs in the Ferguson family.

In October 2016, federal authorities charged Jeffrey Scott Ferguson, who also served as an executive at Firstar, with one count of embezzling about $620,000 from the bank and another count of failing to report more than $260,000 in income on his 2013 tax return. He pleaded guilty to both counts a month later.

Jeffrey Ferguson awaits sentencing next month on those charges. The 41-year-old faces up to 30 years on the embezzlement count and another three on the improper tax return charge. The elder Ferguson punted for the Sooners from 1998 to 2001, helping them win a national title in 2000.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office told KTUL-TV in Tulsa that the brothers’ crimes were unrelated. Documents in Jeffrey Ferguson’s case do not reveal any gambling debts.
 

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FOOTBALL TROUBLES KEEP SPOTLIGHT ON OKLAHOMA

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Even while he was making history last week, student president candidate Lamont Jones was privately hoping that his impending electoral defeat might at least garner the sympathy and companionship of Oklahoma University coeds.

As it turned out, Jones had already achieved something far more noteworthy.

For the first time in memory, a student presidential candidate had voiced doubts about the most sacrosanct campus icon of all-the football program. In the midst of a football scandal in which five players have been charged in three separate incidents-a gang rape, a shooting and a cocaine deal-Jones dared utter criticisms that in the past would have been instantly deemed heresy.

''We can`t treat them like gods,'' Jones told students in short, staccato campaign speeches delivered in classrooms and campus shuttle buses. ''They`re no better than the rest of us. We`re all students. The emphasis has to be more on the textbooks than the playbooks.''

Jones lost by a wide margin. But his reform appeal revealed that the rules of the game may be slowly changing on this football-obsessed campus dominated by the giant red SOONERS-NATIONAL CHAMPIONS sign atop Owen Stadium. Many students, faculty and alumni remain angry and disillusioned over what interim president David Swank calls Oklahoma`s ''dark days,'' a nightmarish six-week period that began in January when freshman cornerback Jerry Parks allegedly shot sophomore teammate Zarak Peters in the chest with a .22-caliber revolver. Police said they were arguing over a cassette tape. Parks is scheduled to stand trial in May for shooting with intent to injure.

A week later, a 20-year-old woman claimed she was raped by several football players in Bud Wilkinson Hall, the athletic dorm. Three players-sophomore running back Glen Bell, sophomore offensive tackle Nigel Clay and junior tight end Bernard Hall-were charged with first-degree rape. Their trials are set to begin April 10.

Less than a month later, starting sophomore quarterback Charles Thompson was arrested by the FBI and charged with selling 17 grams of cocaine to an undercover agent. Only days earlier, Thompson had lectured local elementary school students about the pitfalls of drug use.

''They`re the quickest way to be in jail,'' said Thompson, who is free on a $10,000 bond.

With spring football drills beginning Monday and the first trial of an OU player two weeks off, the campus is bracing for another siege of national headlines and renewed questions about whether Oklahoma`s football program encouraged players to run wild.

''The football program is out of control,'' said university psychology professor Alan Nicewander. ''We`re the laughingstock of the nation, and it`ll take a decade to repair the damage.''

The current players, however, maintain that team morale remains high.

''We`re still America`s team,'' said freshman defensive end John Bradley as he lifted weights in the mammoth training room underneath the stadium. ''We just want to put the bad behind us.''

The scandal erupted scarcely a month after the NCAA slapped the school with a three-year probation for recruiting violations and other rules infractions.

All three major daily Oklahoma newspapers have called for coach Barry Switzer`s resignation. So has the Sooners` 1949 championship team, which last month canceled its 40th reunion over what it called ''the latest inexcusable, disgusting and embarrassing events.''

A few days later, another alumni group, studded with Heisman Trophy winners, announced its support of Switzer.

Switzer, who declined to be interviewed for this story, earlier told reporters that no one could predict such incidents. ''Obviously, I wish I`d never seen them,'' he said of the five players.

Swank told a group of Texas newspaper editors last week that he would give Switzer a year to reform the system. ''If he cannot, then we will have to find someone who can,'' said Swank, who refused interview requests last week. Last month, the OU Board of Regents adopted a series of reforms which includes the banning of women visitors from the athletes` dorm and a regular campus police patrol of the dorm from 10 p.m to 5 a.m.

But many critics contend the reforms fell far short. They argue that the football players should not be segregated from the rest of the student body.

The moment a football player steps on campus, he is treated ''like a member of a privileged class,'' according to psychology professor Joe Rogers, a member of the Athletic Council, a group of faculty, staff and alumni that advises the OU president on athletic issues.

''If you were a star (at OU),'' the flamboyant former Sooners linebacker Brian Bosworth wrote in his autobiography last year, ''you could do just about anything you wanted. You had no rules.'' In one incident, Bosworth recalled a teammate who vented his frustrations by firing an Uzi machinegun from his dorm balcony.

The Oklahoma athletes eat and sleep at their own dormitory, the cushiest on campus. The athletic department chooses a football player`s academic courses so as not to interfere with practice. It also provides tutors and

''mentors'' for struggling players. Graduate students are hired as

''monitors'' to ensure that athletes attend classes.

''It`s no surprise to me that these kids, who don`t have to lift a finger to do anything else, when class time comes, they say hey, `I thought everything was done for me. Why don`t the coaches go to class for me?`

'' Rogers said.

It has been that way for a long time. In February, 1951, then-OU President George Cross asked the Oklahoma legislature for an additional $3 million for academic programs.

''When I got through,'' Cross recalled last week, ''a sleepy old senator raised his hand, and asked, `Why do you need so much money to run OU?` ''

Cross` reply was published around the world and came to epitomize the attitude at OU.

''Because,'' he said, ''I`d like to build a university that the football team can be proud of.''
 

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So we can only talk about OU's idiots and not OSU's idiots on an OSU board?
It sucks when someone talks crap about some of your own shining stars doesn't it?
Of course you can. It is much wiser to make a new thread with their name in the title.

This one has Peterson in the title. So it is about him
 
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That was cool orngblkzebra.
I have seen all of those stories before.
Would you mind doing the OSU arrest
Records also?
Please include details about Eddie and Shawn’s arrests as well.
Don’t forget the drug dealers recruited to Stilllwater such as James’on Curry and Adarius Bowman.
Update us on the child rapist (Chris Collins) that Gundy recruited.
How are Byron Houston and Richard Dumas doing now?
I need to get my son, who is a big OSU fan, donor and alum to tell me again how Dez Bryant made all big 12 without ever taking his headphones of in class.
We can play this game all day.
We haven’t even done the murderers yet.
 

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That was cool orngblkzebra.
I have seen all of those stories before.
Would you mind doing the OSU arrest
Records also?
Please include details about Eddie and Shawn’s arrests as well.
Don’t forget the drug dealers recruited to Stilllwater such as James’on Curry and Adarius Bowman.
Update us on the child rapist (Chris Collins) that Gundy recruited.
How are Byron Houston and Richard Dumas doing now?
I need to get my son, who is a big OSU fan, donor and alum to tell me again how Dez Bryant made all big 12 without ever taking his headphones of in class.
We can play this game all day.
We haven’t even done the murderers yet.
Not going to continue the game, but thanks for proving the point of expanding the arguement. The post was about 1 ou football player. You added multiple osu football players to counter- I gave multiple ou football players...you come back expanding into OSU basketball to support your diversion tactics.
If we keep going, we'll eventually include an ou president. The thread is still about Peterson.