Graham Watson

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Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday. Graham had a brief collegiate soccer career, but traded that in for the life of a journalist and hasn't looked back. Graham has worked for the Dallas Morning News and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, as well as ESPN.com and AOL. She is forever striving to be the cool mom to two boys.

  • Dismissed Clemson DE Ebenezer Ogundeko transfers to Tenn. St.

    CHESTNUT HILL, MA - OCTOBER 18: Ebenezer Ogundeko #1 of the Clemson Tigers lines up before a game with the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)CHESTNUT HILL, MA - OCTOBER 18: Ebenezer Ogundeko #1 of the Clemson Tigers lines up before a game with the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Sophomore defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko, who was dismissed from Clemson on May 19, tweeted this past weekend that he’s found a new place to play.

    Ogundeko announced he would continue his career at Tennessee State, a member of the Football Championship Subdivision. He will be eligible immediately.

    Ogundeko was dismissed from Clemson after he was arrested and charged with one count of financial transaction fraud. According to police, Ogundeko had manipulated the magnetic strip on the back of his own credit card so that it was actually charging a different card number than his own.

    Ogundeko’s case is still ongoing.

    Ogundeko redshirted in 2013 and appeared in seven games for the Tigers last season, making five tackles while playing on defense and special teams.

    Tennessee State faces a 2015 postseason ban after failing to meet the NCAA’s

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  • OU teammate tweets suspended LB Frank Shannon is back with team

    Linebacker Frank Shannon is apparently back with Oklahoma, according to a tweet by teammate Zack Sanchez.

    Shannon had been suspended from the Sooner program since last summer for violating the school’s Title IX sexual misconduct policy.

    A female student alleged Shannon assaulted her in an off-campus apartment in January 2014. The university conducted an independent investigation and decided to suspend Shannon for the school year.

    Shannon was never prosecuted in a criminal court.

    Shannon fought the suspension in court and was able to remain with the Sooners during that process. While he did practice, he never played in a game. In September, the Oklahoma State Supreme Court ruled Oklahoma could uphold the suspension and Shannon was removed from the university.

    Oklahoma has not commented on Shannon’s status, but coach Bob Stoops has said multiple times that he expected Shannon to rejoin the team this summer when the

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  • Former Marshall RB charged with felony civil rights violations

    Marshall running back Steward Butler (20) breaks away from Southern Mississippi defenders Kalan Reed (11) and Emmanuel Johnson (12) for a touchdown during an NCAA college football game at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Huntington, W.Va. (AP Photo/The Herald-Dispatch, Marcus Constantino)Marshall running back Steward Butler (20) breaks away from Southern Mississippi defenders Kalan Reed (11) and Emmanuel Johnson (12) for a touchdown during an NCAA college football game at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Huntington, W.Va. (AP Photo/The Herald-Dispatch, Marcus Constantino)Former Marshall running back Steward Butler has been accused of two felony civil rights violations stemming from an alleged April assault on a gay couple in Huntington, W.Va.

    Butler, 23, also was indicted on two counts of misdemeanor battery.

    On April 5, Butler was riding in a vehicle when he witnessed two men kissing on a street corner. 

    Butler got out of the car, proceeded to yell homosexual slurs at the men and then struck both men in the face with a closed fist.

    According to Huntington detective Chris Sperry, one of the victims caught the encounter on video.

    Butler turned himself into police on May 6 and was released on a $10,000 bond. Marshall dismissed him from the program later in the day and he is no longer enrolled in school.

    According to the Associated Press, West Virginia's civil rights law does not include protection for sexual orientation.

    Prosecutor Sean "Corky" Hammers said his office charged Butler with a hate crime based on sex instead of sexual orientation, because
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  • 1980s Penn State recruit alleges sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky

    Jerry Sandusky is charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse of minorsJerry Sandusky is charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse of minorsA former Penn State recruit is alleging that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually molested him.

    The man, who was not named, said he attended a football camp on the Penn State campus as a recruit and a “guest of the university” in 1988. It was during that camp the man says Sandusky molested him.

    Attorney Daniel Kiss announced a press conference for Wednesday where he will read a statement from the alleged victim.

    According to the Centre Daily Times, the man reported the abuse to the police in 2011 where the case was referred to the state Attorney General’s Office. However, Kiss said no action was taken.

    In September 2014, Kiss’s firm, the Law Offices of Steven P. Passarello, filed a private complaint that was submitted to the Attorney General’s Office in October 2014. Kiss said there was an April meeting with the Attorney General’s Office and in May, the office sent a letter “denying approval ... over concerns relating to the statute of limitations.”

    Kiss said there was

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  • SEC bans transfers with 'serious misconduct' issues

    The SEC’s transfer rules just got a little stricter.

    A proposal by Georgia to ban transfers with “serious misconduct” issues was officially passed by the league’s presidents on Friday.

    The new rule specifies “serious misconduct” as sexual assault, domestic violence or other forms of sexual violence while enrolled at another school. The proposal sis not specify between misdemeanors and felonies.

    Georgia had a vested interest in this rule after John Taylor, a defensive lineman who was dismissed by the Bulldogs after a domestic violence charge, transferred to Alabama while the charges were still pending. Taylor ultimately was dismissed after another domestic violence charge.

    There is a waiver process for players who have special circumstances, such as the charges being dropped after the player is dismissed by their former school. In that instance, the commissioner’s

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  • Report: C-USA likely to drop UAB if football isn't reinstated

    Commissioner Britton Banowsky said UAB would be dropped from Conference USA if its football program was not reinstated.

    Conference bylaws state that all programs must have an FBS-level football program or be in the process of transitioning into one to maintain good conference standing.

    "It's been clear that our folks aren't interested in changing our bylaws to permit members who don't have football," Banowsky told AL.com. "Relative to UAB and the possibility of them not starting it back, we appreciate how volatile conference membership change would be and have the interest of the coaches and student-athletes in mind when we consider a reasonable length of time for transition which would probably be one year."

    UAB would be allowed to stay in the conference for the 2015-16 season, but then would need to find a new home for its remaining sports. C-USA won’t make a final decision on UAB until its conference presidents meet in Dallas on June 8.

    That will be after UAB President Ray Watts is

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  • Ole Miss receives rings commemorating a tumultuous 2014 season (Photo)

    Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze on Friday posted to Twitter a picture of a ring members of the Rebels football program received to commemorate the 2014 season.

    And while there were a lot of memorable moments, the way the last year ended — with the Rebels getting manhandled in the Peach Bowl — is surely something everyone associated with the program would quickly like to forget.

    After Ole Miss started the season 7-0 and ascended to No. 3 in the country, the school’s highest national ranking in more than 50 years, it fell on some pretty disastrous times. It lost to LSU and then had a heartbreaking loss to Auburn, which included its star receiver, Laquon Treadwell, suffering a season-ending broken leg. Ole Miss lost to Arkansas 30-0 and while it still managed to make the Peach Bowl, one of the most

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  • Baylor says a tougher nonconference schedule is in the works

    WACO, TX - DECEMBER 06:  Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles watches as his team goes through pregame drills for their game against the  Kansas State Wildcats on December 6, 2014  at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)WACO, TX - DECEMBER 06: Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles watches as his team goes through pregame drills for their game against the Kansas State Wildcats on December 6, 2014 at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Baylor football is looking to beef up its nonconference schedules after rampant criticism last year that their nonconference slate wasn’t on par with some of the other highly ranked teams in the country.

    “We’re in a different spot than we were when we scheduled the teams last year and this year,” Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw said per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Obviously, as we’ve won back-to-back Big 12 championships and our program’s on the national stage and we’re recruiting at an extremely high level, we’re able to take on a higher level of competition.”

    As the College Football Playoff started to work itself out last season, Baylor was often criticized for its weak nonconference schedule, which included SMU, Northwestern (La.) State and Buffalo. Those three teams went 12-23 last season. Many pundits believed Baylor’s nonconference slate was the reason it was left out of the playoff.

    McCaw said the school has had several discussions with different programs and said it

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  • Eastern Kentucky DL Noah Spence arrested for public intoxication

    Ohio State defensive lineman Noah Spence warms up during an NCAA college football practice Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)Ohio State defensive lineman Noah Spence warms up during an NCAA college football practice Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)Defensive lineman Noah Spence was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and second-degree disorderly conduct.

    Spence is a former Ohio State standout that left the program after failed drug tests left him ineligible. He landed at Eastern Kentucky and was arrested on the downtown streets of Richmond, Kentucky.

    According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Spence was standing with three other people near a vehicle when he launched a glass bottle into the street. The bottle shattered, which drew the attention of the arresting officer.

    Spence was taken to jail and released later in the day.

    Eastern Kentucky officials told the Richmond Register they were aware of the situation and would handle the matter internally.

    Spence played for Ohio Sate in 2012 and 2013 before being indefinitely suspended after two failed drug tests. In December 2013, Spence tested positive for ecstasy and was suspended for the 2014 Orange Bowl and the first

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  • ASU LB Davon Durant pleads guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct

    Suspended Arizona State linebacker Davon Durant pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct on Thursday.

    According to Maricopa County Superior Court, Durant changed his plea to guilty for the lesser charge and other charges will be dropped. Durant was initially arrested on charges of aggravated assault.

    Durant, a four-star linebacker from Butler County Community College in Kansas, was arrested March 7 after witnesses said they saw a man striking a woman while the two were sitting in an SUV. Durant’s girlfriend, Kelsi Langely, told the police he hit her in the face and grabbed her around the neck. Police said they observed injuries consistent with the Langley’s claims.

    Durant said the altercation was verbal.

    A day after the arrest, Langley told ESPN.com she lied about the altercation out of spite and told the police as much. Langley claimed she found text messages from other girls on Durant’s phone and purposely made a scene outside of her apartment to attract attention. Langley

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