OSU football player facing a civil lawsuit

Tuesday, December 7th 2004, 5:52 am
By: News On 6

A Tulsa Police officer has filed a lawsuit in Tulsa County against Oklahoma State football star Prentiss Elliott.

In the civil suit, the officer asks for damages from an alleged assault that took place last year when Elliott was still at the Tulsa School of Science and Technology.

Tulsa Police officer Josh Marton wants more than $10,000 in damages after an incident in Tulsa last December. On December 9th, Officer Marton was working security at a basketball game at Memorial High School. A charged atmosphere led to an altercation between Elliott and Marton, ending with Marton injured.

The officer was treated at a hospital for head and rib injuries and later filed criminal charges. A judge threw out felony assault and battery charges, but misdemeanor charges were later filed.

In the new civil case, Officer Martin says Elliott assaulted him and tried to inflict emotional distress.

Elliott has had other run-ins with the law. The most recent case was last month when Elliott, an OSU freshman, and his girlfriend reportedly got into an altercation.

No charges have been filed in that incident.