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Dunn enters innocent

plea on drug charges

ALLIANCE (AP) — Ohio State running back Bri’onte Dunn has pleaded innocent to a disorderly conduct charge after a weekend arrest resulted in police finding marijuana in the car he was driving.

Dunn, a 19-year-old incoming freshman who was a star back at Canton’s GlenOak High School, was arrested early Sunday in a routine traffic stop. Police found a small amount of marijuana and a marijuana pipe in the car, which belonged to his mother. Dunn denied that the marijuana or drug paraphernalia belonged to him.

His arraignment is set for Aug. 8. The Buckeyes open practice this Friday with Dunn expected to vie for playing time.

The disorderly conduct charge is a minor misdemeanor. The police report says he nearly hit a patrol car.



Ferrum College pays tribute

to Marshall plane victims

FERRUM, Va. (AP) — Ferrum College’s new athletic center pays tribute to seven football players and a coach who were among 75 people killed in the Marshall University plane crash in 1970.

The players were members of Ferrum’s 1968 junior college national championship team who transferred to Marshall. Marshall head coach Rick Tolley was a longtime assistant to retired Ferrum head coach Hank Norton.

Photographs of Tolley and the players are displayed on walls in the athletic center. The weight room is named The Big Green Room.

Horace Green was a running back on Ferrum’s 1968 team. He tells WSET-TV (http://bit.ly/RdkcXW ) that the players’ families didn’t want them to be forgotten.



Eagles trade Fokou, Lloyd to

Colts for Thomas, draft pick

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have traded linebackers Moise Fokou and Greg Lloyd to the Indianapolis Colts for cornerback Kevin Thomas and a conditional seven-round pick in the 2013 draft.

Thomas, a third-round pick in 2010, played in nine games last season with the Colts, starting five. He had 33 tackles and three knockdowns. Thomas spent his rookies season on injured reserve because of a knee injury.

Fokou started 22 games in three seasons with the Eagles. Lloyd spent most of his rookie season on the practice squad last year and was inactive for the last five games. Fokou and Lloyd were both seventh-round picks by Philadelphia.



Former UK cage assistant

arrested on DUI charge

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Former NBA guard and Kentucky assistant coach Rod Strickland was arrested near the Kentucky campus Thursday and charged with driving on a DUI suspended license.

Strickland, 46, was also charged with not having registered license plates and failure to signal.

The university said in a statement that Strickland was pulled over while driving to work and it was looking into the possibility that there was a clerical error regarding the license. Strickland pleaded guilty in 2010 to driving under the influence and his driver’s license was suspended for 12 months.

Strickland joined the Kentucky staff as an assistant coach before the 2009-10 season, coming with coach John Calipari from Memphis.