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Oklahoma RB Mikey Henderson Dismissed From Team Following Arrest Warrant

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The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department issued a warrant on Tuesday for Oklahoma Sooners running back Mikey Henderson in conjunction with a robbery that led to the arrest of two others Sooners players.

Several outlets, including SoonerScoop.com and All Sooners, SI’s Oklahoma site, reported the news, noting that Cleveland County issued a felony arrest warrant for conjoint robbery, conspiracy, and assault with a dangerous weapon. This came after the City of Norman asked the county to issue the warrant earlier in the day.

 

In April, wide receiver Trejan Bridges and running back Seth McGowan were identified as suspects in an armed robbery in Norman, Oklahoma. Shortly after their arrest, McGowan submitted his name to the transfer portal, and Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley dismissed both from the program on May 6.

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At the time, it was reported that police found a .45-caliber Glock handgun and “a bag of green substance appearing to be marijuana” during the search. No charges had been filed against either Bridges or McGowan at the time, and both Bridges and McGowan have denied the accusations.

 

On May 7, Bridges and McGowan were charged with felony counts of robbery, conspiracy and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Henderson played in eight games for the Sooners in 2020 and totaled 168 receiving yards and a touchdown on 12 catches. He also rushed nine times for 81 yards and a score.

UPDATE (7/6/21 8:30 PM CST): Lincoln Riley has dismissed Henderson from the team. Riley’s statement through an OU spokesperson read as follows: “University of Oklahoma head football coach Lincoln Riley announced Tuesday night that sophomore running back Mikey Henderson has been dismissed from the OU football program.”

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