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Joe Wickline’s attorneys ask to move lawsuit to Travis County

Attorneys representing Texas offensive line coach Joe Wickline filed a legal brief in Oklahoma last week asking for an outright dismissal from the $593,478 penalty being sought by Oklahoma State officials.

In lieu of that, Wickline’s attorneys also state their client cannot get a fair trial in Payne County, home of Oklahoma State University. The brief suggests the case be moved to Travis County in Austin or a federal court.

The filing states Wickline does not “question the propriety of the judges of Payne County. Nevertheless, in the event of a jury trial, it is difficult to imagine a panel free from OSU influence in Payne County.”

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