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Oklahoma State dismisses Brendan Vaughn after drug possession charge

College Football, Oklahoma State Cowboys

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State freshman linebacker Brendan Vaughn has been dismissed from the team after being charged with unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a school and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy made the announcement Tuesday after practice.

A Payne County Sheriff's Department document says Oklahoma State police arrested Vaughn on Saturday at Davis Hall, and he was released from jail Sunday after posting bond.

Court documents filed Tuesday say Vaughn was caught with baggies, a vacuum sealer and a digital scale. The intent to distribute charge is a felony, while the paraphernalia charge is a misdemeanor. He pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

Vaughn was redshirting and had not played this season. The ninth-ranked Cowboys play at Pitt on Saturday.

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