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Oklahoma scene: OSU tackle Christian Littlehead pleads guilty

Charge against Cowboys teammate Jonathan Rush was dismissed because Littlehead took responsibility for possession of drug paraphernalia.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 27, 2012

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.


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