STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Evidence in a lawsuit against former Oklahoma State University basketball coach Eddie Sutton indicates that seconds before his 2006 drunken-driving accident, Sutton refused at a stop sign to let an OSU official drive.
According to testimony filed yesterday, Sutton told the official: "Joe, get out of my life."
Sutton wrecked his OSU-provided sport utility vehicle on Feb. 10, 2006, on the way to the Stillwater airport for a flight to a game.
Police say he struck Teresa Barnard's vehicle, then a tree. He later pleaded no contest to aggravated drunken driving and retired as OSU coach.
Barnard is suing Sutton, OSU and others.
Last month, Sutton said he drank from a fifth of whiskey kept under the bathroom sink in his bedroom because of tremendous back pain.
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