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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless what happens is punching your girlfriend, driving her to the middle of the desert and threatening to kill her with a screwdriver. That tends to get publicized.

Meet Justin Chaisson, a decorated Bishop Gorman High School defensive end who will be attending Oklahoma in the fall (perhaps). Justin made his first court appearance on Thursday after his arrest Tuesday on several felonies occuring when he attacked his ex-girlfriend. It all started at a Las Vegas coffee shop, when Chaisson grabbed the 17-year-old girl and forced her into his GMC Denali. Various scenarios from the movie Casino ensued.

The girl told police Chaisson punched her in the ribs and drove her to the desert before pulling her out of the vehicle. She said he then placed a screwdriver to her neck and threatened to kill her. When two of the girl's friends drove up to the scene, she told police, Chaisson again grabbed her and put her in his vehicle.

One of the friends called 911 while following Chaisson's vehicle. According to the police report, the incident ended after Chaisson drove his ex-girlfriend to a storage facility and told her to exit his vehicle.


Chaisson, 6-foot 5, 285 pounds, signed a national letter of intent in February to attend Oklahoma. It was not known if his scholarship would be affected; he's currently not even attending classes at Bishop Gorman.

Chaisson was ranked the 73rd-best high school senior in the country by lists him as being able to bench press 395 pounds and squat 575 pounds. While Sooner blogs are calling for his scholarship to be pulled, Every Day Should Be Saturday is simply noting that he seems to have excellent pursuit skills.

OU Football Recruit Justin Chaisson Arrested On Multiple Charges [The Oklahoman]
Gorman Football Standout Appears In Court On Felony Attack Charges [Las Vegas Review Journal]
Justin Chaisson [MaxPreps]

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