Oklahoma State defensive lineman Christian Littlehead pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession Monday at Payne County District Court, while the same charge against teammate Jonathan Rush was dismissed by the state.
Littlehead and Rush were both charged with drug paraphernalia possession in December, when OSU police found two homemade smoking devices with residue in their residence at Sitlington Hall on campus.
Littlehead's final sentence was deferred six months until Aug. 27. He was ordered to pay a $150 fine, plus court costs and incarceration fees, complete a drug and alcohol evaluation and any recommendations and complete 15 hours of community service. He was also suspended for the Fiesta Bowl by OSU coach Mike Gundy.
The charge against Rush was dismissed because Littlehead took responsibility for the paraphernalia.
Littlehead had previously pleaded not guilty in December and was released from the courtroom on personal recognizance bond.
Littlehead started four games at defensive tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and recorded 16 tackles (two for loss) and a sack. Rush started three games on the offensive line before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Texas A&M in September. He has been granted a sixth year of eligibility.
BARONS GET FORWARD
The Edmonton Oilers assigned forward Anton Lander to its American Hockey League team in Oklahoma City. Lander, 20, was the Oilers' No. 2 choice in the 2009 NHL Draft. The native of Sweden had six points in 56 games this season for Edmonton. Lander is expected to be with the Barons for Friday's game at Peoria.
SOONERS CHANGE GAME TIME
Oklahoma's home baseball game scheduled for Tuesday against Texas-Arlington has been moved to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The game was moved due to inclement weather forecast Tuesday for Norman. Tickets purchased for Tuesday's scheduled game will be honored for Wednesday's game. Hot dogs and sodas will be 50 cents each while supplies last.
*Liz Donohoe of Oklahoma State was selected by media as Big 12 Freshman of the Week. It was the fifth time this season the former Edmond North basketball standout was chosen for the Big 12 award. Donohoe averaged 19.5 points and 9.5 rebounds over two games, a loss at Kansas State and a win vs. Iowa State. She leads league freshmen in scoring at 12.8 points a game and rebounding at 6.7.
*Oklahoma State pitcher Chase Stevens was selected Big 12 Baseball Newcomer of the Week. The right-hander from Blanchard was 2-0 and did not allow a run to help the Cowboys beat Dallas Baptist and Bowling Green State. Stevens had 23 strikeouts in 12 innings. Opponents batted just .053 against Stevens, who transferred to OSU from Seminole State Junior College.
*Lily LaVelle of No. 3-ranked Oklahoma City U. was named Sooner Athletic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week. The senior from Bridge Creek threw back-to-back no-hitters against Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) and No. 10-ranked Houston-Victoria. LaVelle struck out 35 over 221/3 innings.