Okla. City to pay to settle ex-Sooner's lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City officials have agreed to pay
former University of Oklahoma quarterback Charles Thompson $50,000
to settle a wrongful arrest lawsuit.

Thompson was arrested in November 2006 for public intoxication
by police who were investigating noise complaints at a hotel.
Thompson and a group of parents were in a hotel room making banners
for a youth football game.

He was later convicted - but an appeals court threw out the
conviction because of a lack of evidence.

Thompson says he filed the lawsuit to protect the public image
he's worked to rehabilitate since his arrest on cocaine charges in
1989 while he was a member of the football team.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com


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