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By James S. Tyree and Jake Trotter Modified: September 1, 2007 at 7:20 am •  Published: September 1, 2007

onard Judy said.

The officer reported the man had a key and apparently knew the overriding codes to activate the pump. The key unlocked a pump door that leads to a keypad used to type the code.

A juvenile was in the vehicle, Judy said. The juvenile was cited for a curfew violation, but the report had no other information on the person.

OU coach Bob Stoops suspended the Norman freshman hours later.

"We are aware of a matter involving Ryan Broyles,” Stoops said in a statement. "Effective immediately, Ryan is suspended from the team for an indefinite period of time. I take very seriously the conduct of our players, and I will not compromise my expectations for anyone associated with our program.”

Earlier in the week, Stoops said the 6-foot, 170-pound Broyles would be one of three true freshmen who might have played tonight against North Texas. On the depth chart released Monday, Broyles was a second-team receiver, behind starter Manuel Johnson.

Stoops and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson had lauded Broyles throughout the preseason for his ability to make plays in practice.

Before his arrival, though, Broyles was best known as the recruit who switched his commitment three times between OU and Oklahoma State before finally signing with the Sooners in February.

The recruiting Web site ranked Broyles as the fourth-best prospect in Oklahoma after a standout career at Norman High School.