Heisman winner Kyler Murray’s past homophobic tweets deleted hours after award: report

Hours after Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy, several homophobic tweets from his past resurfaced. As a teenager, Murray used an anti-gay slur in a tweet to friends, USA Today reported. Oklahoma University did not respond to the newspaper’s request for comment. The tweets were deleted from Murray’s account early Sunday. KEVIN HART … Continue reading “Heisman winner Kyler Murray’s past homophobic tweets deleted hours after award: report”

Hours after Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy, several homophobic tweets from his past resurfaced.

As a teenager, Murray used an anti-gay slur in a tweet to friends, USA Today reported. Oklahoma University did not respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.

The tweets were deleted from Murray’s account early Sunday.

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The re-discovered tweets put Murray, 21, in the company of other athletes finding themselves in a negative light just as they achieve success.

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Racist tweets from Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen’s teenage years resurfaced ahead of last year's NFL Draft.

After helping the Villanova Wildcats win the 2018 national men's basketball championship, a tweet by Donte DiVincenzo that contained racist rap lyrics was also brought to light.

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Tweets by Josh Hader of the Milwaukee Brewers featured racist, homophobic and misogynistic words. The tweets — which Hader posted as a teen — drew attention earlier this year as he became one of the top relievers in the majors.

While he is known for football, Oklahoma's Murray was selected by baseball's Oakland A’s with the ninth overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft. He plans to report to spring training next year after his college football career ends. He led the Sooners to a Big 12 championship the season.

Oklahoma faces No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff on Dec. 29.

Manhunt underway for ‘armed and extremely dangerous’ Oklahoma inmate convicted of murder

A manhunt was underway in Oklahoma on Monday after a convicted murderer considered to be “armed and extremely dangerous” escaped from a county jail last week, officials said.

Patrick Walker, 34, fled the Payne County Jail in Stillwater on Thursday night, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

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Walker was able to escape “by posing as a cellmate and posting bond for that inmate, whom he closely resembled,” authorities stated in a news release. He might be posing as that cellmate, named Charles Pendarvis, while on the run, officials said. The cellmate is reportedly not believed to be a part of the escape.

Walker was convicted of first-degree murder in 2003, Fox affiliate KOKH-TV reported, and is facing new charges after he allegedly assaulted a corrections officer.

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“So we’re actively looking for him with our partners in law enforcement,” Matt Elliott, of the Department of Corrections, told the news outlet. “Just about every member of law enforcement in the state is looking for this individual.”

Anyone with information on Walker’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Oklahoma Department of Correction’s fugitive hotline at 866-363-1119. According to the news release, the U.S. Marshal Service has adopted the case and a reward of up to $5,000 is possible for anyone with information about Walker.

Nicole Darrah covers breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

Oklahoma homeowner shoots, kills intruder 5 years after shooting another would-be burglar

If a would-be a burglar in Tulsa, Oklahoma needs any advice, it’s to stay far away from Charles Sweeney's property.

Just over five years and a month since Sweeney shot a man who was breaking into his house, the same thing happened Tuesday morning – except this time, the situation turned deadly.

"He comes into view, and BLAHM, that 9 millimeter is real loud inside the house," Sweeney told FOX23.

The Tulsa Police Department said the incident happened around 9:08 a.m., and when officers arrived at the home the alleged intruder, Donald Stovall, was found dead.

Officers said Stovall had crawled through a bathroom window into the home when Sweeney confronted him. It was during that confrontation Stovall was fatally shot.

"He brought this on himself, I have no sympathy," Sweeny told FOX23.

"I thought my life was in danger, I shot him, and I’ll do it again"

— Charles Sweeney

The shooting on Tuesday came just over five years after the homeowner was involved in a similar situation. In October 2013, he shot one of two intruders at his home, seriously injuring the man. Both burglars subsequently pleaded guilty to charges in that case and are in prison, according to the Tulsa World.

"This is the second time I've shot someone, and I've escorted at gunpoint at least half a dozen people off the property," he said.

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Tulsa Police briefly interviewed Sweeny before letting him go and said that people have the right to defend themselves in their homes.

Police said Donald Stovall crawled through a bathroom window into Charles Sweeney’s home when he was confronted, then fatally shot. (Tulsa Police Department)

"If you are in your home and you have an intruder come in and you feel that you are in fear of your life or the life of someone else who may be in your home, you are well within your rights to defend yourself,” Captain Karen Tipler told FOX23.

Sweeney now has a warning for any other potential criminals that may target his house: "I thought my life was in danger, I shot him, and I'll do it again."

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed