Beavers dismiss Hasty

A 19-year-old who allegedly tried to flee from a Linn County deputy on July 8 was a member of Oregon State University's football team, and has since been dismissed from the squad, said a OSU spokesman.

Tyler Hasty, of Newcastle, Wash., was charged in Linn County Circuit Court on Wednesday with felony attempt to elude by vehicle, attempt to elude on foot and reckless driving.

A status check hearing in the case was set for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 19.

"He's no longer on the team for a violation of team rules. ... It's just unfortunate," said Steve Fenk, OSU associate athletic director.

"We treat anything like this pretty seriously. Student athletes represent the school and their teammates," he added.

Fenk said he wasn't aware of how the decision to dismiss Hasty was made, and football coaches were on vacation.

Hasty, a scholarship player, was a redshirt freshman who sat out last year, Fenk said.

He is the son of former NFL standout defensive back James Hasty.


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