George Clinkscale dies after match

Updated: September 22, 2011, 6:45 PM ET
Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. -- Former Tulsa linebacker George Clinkscale died Wednesday after taking part in an unsanctioned boxing match. He was 24.

Joe Miller, director of the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission, said Thursday that Clinkscale took part in the bout late Wednesday at a Tulsa-area church. Miller says witnesses described Clinkscale becoming ill during the fight and he was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Clinkscale, who was a linebacker for the Golden Hurricane ...

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