View Full Version : More trouble for OU: top tackler arrested

10-16-2006, 11:13 PM
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Linebacker Rufus Alexander, Oklahoma’s leading tackler, was arrested after a confrontation with police.

Alexander said he was trying to stop a fight early Sunday. He was charged with disturbing the peace and interfering with official process — both misdemeanors — and was released after posting bail.

After practice Monday, coach Bob Stoops said any disciplinary action would be internal.

“Internally we’ll do some work with him in some ways unless we find out something different,” Stoops said.

Alexander, a team captain and an NFL prospect, told The Oklahoma Daily he was in his car with a friend, Jared Scelfo, when James Wheeler stepped in front of the vehicle. A disturbance followed and police arrived.

“My friend got out of the car and I was stopping him before he did something stupid,” Alexander told the student newspaper.


10-17-2006, 07:28 AM
If that is what happened, i dont think he should miss any playin action. But if there is more to the story, he is fair game to be suspened.