Police shock naked OSU football player

Police shock naked OSU football player
Tyler Thomas

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Police used stun guns to take a naked Oregon State football player into custody early Sunday morning at a Corvallis home.

Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated stranger inside a Corvallis home at 5 a.m. Sunday. The residents told police the man had done damage to a computer in an office room, police said.

When police arrived, the man didn't comply with instructions from officers.

"He got down into a 3-point stance, like football players do, like a lineman, and lunged at the officers," Sgt. Mike Mann with the Corvallis Police Department told KVAL News.

The two officers both fired their Tasers at the same time, Mann said. They took Tyler Patrick Thomas, 19, into custody and later learned that he was an Oregon State football player from Kalispell, Mont.

Thomas faces charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass and resisting arrest.

Police suspect Thomas was drunk at the time of the incident, Mann said.