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 In this Jan. 26, 2011 file photo, Oklahoma State forward Darrell Williams plays in an NCAA college basketball game against Texas in Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma's criminal appeals court has overturned the conviction of former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams, accused of sexually assaulting two women at an off-campus party in 2010. The Court of Criminal Appeals on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, reversed the conviction for Williams because several jurors made unauthorized visits to the crime scene.  Photo/Sue Ogrocki
In this Jan. 26, 2011 file photo, Oklahoma State forward Darrell Williams plays in an NCAA college basketball game against Texas in Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma's criminal appeals court has overturned the conviction of former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams, accused of sexually assaulting two women at an off-campus party in 2010. The Court of Criminal Appeals on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, reversed the conviction for Williams because several jurors made unauthorized visits to the crime scene. Photo/Sue Ogrocki (AP File Photo)
Court Tosses Ex-Oklahoma State Player's Conviction
Originally published April 24, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma court has overturned the conviction of former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams, who was accused of sexually assaulting two women at an off-campus party in 2010.more More Arrow
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