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Mookie Blaylock Is Arrested for Drunkenness

Guard Mookie Blaylock of the fourth-ranked Oklahoma basketball team was arrested early Sunday and charged with public drunkenness following a report of an argument at a convenience store in Norman, Okla., police said.

Blaylock, 21, was arrested shortly after 4 a.m. and booked into the Cleveland County jail on a municipal public drunkenness complaint, police Sgt. Olan Nystrom said.

He was released on bond and is expected to appear next week in municipal court, Nystrom said. A convenience store employee called police to the store because Blaylock was arguing with a female companion, Nystrom said.

Blaylock’s arrest came just hours after the senior scored 22 points in the Sooners’ 103-76 victory over Nebraska in his final home game.

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Although Oklahoma’s football program has been plagued by scandal with the arrests of five players on criminal charges, Blaylock’s arrest is the first recent incident involving a basketball player.


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