Lockheart just off two-week suspension

Updated: October 24, 2003, 9:54 PM ET
Associated Press

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State offensive tackle Brandon Lockheart is facing felony drug charges, according to Benton County Circuit Court records.

Lockheart, a junior from Los Angeles who started the first three games of the season, is charged with manufacture, delivery and possession of a controlled substance. He also faces a misdemeanor count of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

The charges were filed against Lockheart on Tuesday.

Corvallis police were called to Lockheart's apartment Sept. 1 to investigate a domestic disturbance, records show.

Despite the charges, Lockheart was reinstated to the team Tuesday after a two-week suspension. Oregon State spokesman Hal Cowan said that Lockheart has been practicing but that he will not travel with the team for the rest of the season.

According to Cowan, Beavers coach Mike Riley declined to comment on the charges.

Lockheart transferred to Oregon State from Santa Monica College before the 2002 season.


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