OSU player arrested after naked run-in with Corvallis cops

OSU player arrested after naked run-in with Corvallis cops

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by Mike Benner

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Posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:17 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 24 at 7:23 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- An Oregon State University offensive lineman has been dismissed from the team after police say they found him naked and intoxicated in a stranger's home and had to use stun guns to take him into custody.

Corvallis police say they received the call about a naked intruder early Sunday.

Officer Christine Peterson says responding officers ordered 19-year-old Tyler Patrick Thomas of Kalispell, Mont., to get on the ground. She says Thomas instead dropped into a three-point stance like a football player and lunged at the officers. At that point, Peterson says, two officers fired their stun guns.

"I think he just had too much to drink and got a little rowdy," said Jeremy Noring, who awoke to Thomas inside his home.

Thomas was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass, criminal mischief and resisting arrest. A home phone listing for Thomas couldn't be found.

OSU Head Coach Mike Riley dismissed Thomas, who redshirted the 2009 season, from the team Monday.

"All of our players understand if they do something like this there will be consequences of some kind," said Riley.

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