Comedian praises OU alcohol ban

Monday, December 27th 2004, 6:04 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Comedian and University of Oklahoma alumnus Argus Hamilton says banning alcohol on the OU campus is a good decision, but it's enforcing righteousness on the campus.

In an interview from his Hollywood home, Hamilton said the ban is "an attempt to enforce righteousness that belongs at fine colleges like OBU, Baylor, and the Tehran City prison."

University President David Boren and the university's regents agreed to ban alcohol at fraternity houses on campus and have implemented a three strikes rule that will take effect when the spring semester starts in January.

The alcohol ban grew out of the alcohol poisoning death of Sigma Chi fraternity pledge 19-year-old Blake Hammontree.

Hamilton, who attended OU from 1969 to 1974, says Oklahoma has a strong reputation as a party school, rivaling schools like SMU, Florida State, Wisconsin and Colorado.