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OSU football: Assault charges against Cowboys' Christian Littlehead dropped

BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Published: August 15, 2012
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The misdemeanor assault and battery charge against Oklahoma State defensive tackle Christian Littlehead was dropped Wednesday after the case was dismissed by the state.

As first reported by the Tulsa World, Littlehead was accused of punching a woman in the face in March in Cherokee County. A warrant was issued for his arrest last Wednesday but was recalled two days later. He was scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 24 before the case was dismissed.

Littlehead missed practice Friday but returned to the Cowboys for Saturday's scrimmage. OSU coach Mike Gundy said that night he would wait until more information came out about the situation before making a decision on Littlehead's status with the program.

The charge was Littlehead's third run-in with the law in the past eight months.

He was charged in December with one count of misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession after OSU police found two homemade smoking devices with residue at his on-campus residence. He pleaded guilty in February, and his final sentence was deferred until Aug. 27. He was also suspended for the Fiesta Bowl by Gundy.

In May, Littlehead was arrested in Tahlequah on a complaint of public intoxication.

Littlehead, a sophomore, started four games for the Cowboys last season, recording 16 tackles and a sack. He is listed as a backup on OSU's preseason depth chart.

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