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OSU football player Rucker arrested for assaulting an officer

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Oklahoma State defensive back Trey Rucker has been accused of assaulting a Stillwater Police Officer during a traffic stop on June 2. 

Rucker, who transferred to OSU from Wake Forest on Jan. 29, has also been charged with assault, DUI, failure to give information at the scene of an accident, resisting arrest and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license according to arrest records. 

OSU is aware of the incident and is still gathering information. They has not issued a comment on the investigation. 

According to Patti Weaver at Kush 1600, Stillwater Police responded to a call of a hit and run in a parking lot at 800 E. Hall of Fame Ave. and following a trail of car fluids, found Rucker's car, a black Chevy Equinox, with "extensive" damage to the front of the SUV.

Officer Bryan Luginbill was the responding officer, and in his report wrote Rucker was slurring his speech and pulled away when approached by an officer. 

Luginbill said Rucker said he was “OSU football” and the officer eventually had to use a taser to get Rucker into custody after he refused to listen to Luginbill and kept walking toward the officer.  

Rucker was released after posting a $9,000 bond. 

Rucker has two bench warrants for his arrest after his failure to appear in court for two traffic citations given to him for a Feb. 3 incident. 

He was pulled over by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper, and was ticketed for driving with an expired license and speeding 16-20 miles over the speed limit. Both tickets were paid by him on June 3 following his arrest, a total of $1,039. 

In an incident on April 17, Rucker was charged with a misdemeanor count of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license. He was released on a personal recognizance bond, with an order to show the judge a valid license by July 6.  

Rucker played two seasons at Wake Forest. As a true freshman, Rucker made 65 tackles across nine starts, and had a fumble recovery and interception. He regressed his sophomore season, playing in five games with 19 tackles and another interception.

Rucker participated in the Cowboys spring game in April, and looked to be a solid option for the Cowboys secondary for the upcoming season. 

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