Byron Houston removed from basketball camp

By The Associated Press Published: June 16, 2006
STILLWATER - Former NBA player Byron Houston has been removed from a basketball camp for children at Oklahoma State after officials were alerted that the former Cowboys star remains a registered sex offender.

Houston, 36, pleaded guilty in March 2003 to four counts of indecent exposure. Houston's supervised probation ended Jan. 28, 2005, but his case does not expire until March 3, 2009. After that, he is required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.

"Because of a previous arrangement with the judge in his case, we believed he was allowed to work basketball camps this year." Oklahoma State head coach-designate Sean Sutton said. "He is no longer working our camps."

In Oklahoma, it is unlawful for any registered sex offender to work with or provide services to children or to work on school premises, or to knowingly and willfully allow any employee to work with children or to work on school premises.

Houston, OSU's all-time leading scorer, has a review scheduled Aug. 3 in Oklahoma County.

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