OU's Byrd cited for multiple misdemeanors

OU safety Hatari Byrd was cited for two misdemeanors in the early hours Saturday morning but was released at the scene.

Oklahoma safety Hatari Byrd was cited on complaints of possession of alcohol by a minor and drug paraphernalia in the early hours Saturday morning.

According to the Norman Police Department incident report, Byrd was observed by an officer speeding and driving left of the center line and right of lane division markers on East Lindsey Street in the early hours Saturday morning.

The officer noticed a strong scent of marijuana when he approached Byrd. Following a call for a K9 unit, it was discovered there was a positive indicator for drugs.

During the search of Byrd’s car, the officer found a small plastic bag with marijuana residue as well as a bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey.

Byrd was cited for two misdemeanor offenses and released at the scene. The incident was first reported by The Tulsa World.

Byrd, originally from Fresno (Calif.) Central, played in all 13 games for the Sooners as a sophomore. He had 17 tackles, including three pass breakups and one forced fumble.

He is expected to be in the hunt for a starting safety position for OU when spring football starts in March.

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