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STILLWATER, Okla. - Linebacker Alex Odiari, who started four games for Oklahoma State last season, has been arrested on allegations he was in a bar while underage and violated an emergency protection order.

Stillwater police responded to a report of a possible emergency protection order violation at Willie's Bar at 12:36 a.m. Friday and found Odiari's ex-girlfriend, who claimed Odiari had violated the order by making contact with her inside the bar.

Police found Odiari, 20, to be in possession of a fake ID and arrested him.

Oklahoma State spokesman Kevin Klintworth said the team was in a "fact-finding mode" and hadn't taken any action regarding Odiari, who had 14 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in 11 games last year as a sophomore.

The emergency protection order was issued July 5. In it, Odiari's ex-girlfriend claimed he had thrown her to the ground, thrown her against a wall and repeatedly grabbed or shoved her in their "dating relationship" that had existed since 2006. The ex-girlfriend also claimed in the order that Odiari threatened several times to kill her and the next guy she dated if they broke up.


CARLSBAD, Calif. - Upper Deck has removed all Michael Vick autographed memorabilia from its online store and will remove the indicted quarterback's trading card from NFL sets that are scheduled to be released in October.

The announcement by the San Diego County company came a day after Nike suspended its lucrative contract with Vick and Reebok took the unprecedented step of stopping sales of his No. 7 jersey. Another trading card company, Donruss, announced it was pulling Vick's likeness from any new packs.


Senior British Open: GULLANE, Scotland - Tom Watson showed flashes of his vintage links mastery with a 1-under 70 at Muirfield to put himself within one shot of leader Stewart Ginn after three rounds of the Senior British Open.

A five-time British Open winner at Carnoustie, Turnberry, Royal Troon, Royal Birkdale and the famous Muirfield links, Watson is a contender to win the title for the third time. He also won in 2003 and '05.

Ginn shot a 69 and stands at 3-under 210.

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