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Sun March 7, 2010

Oklahoma Boxer Arrested

Tulsa, OK – Boxer Morrison defends himself in Kan. pot arrest


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Former heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Morrison says his arrest in Kansas on suspicion of marijuana possession is "not what it seems."

The 41-year-old said Friday it all started Thursday night when he was sitting outside a Wichita gym, reading his Bible and meditating, before going in to lift weights. He suspects someone thought he looked suspicious and called police.

Morrison told The Wichita Eagle he let police search his car, which contained items from a recent move. Inside a box was a pipe that police said contained marijuana residue.

Morrison says he didn't know what he had in the box.

He says he spent about two hours in jail. He was released on $4,000 bond and ordered to appear in court on March 6.

Morrison defeated George Foreman in 1993 to win the WBO heavyweight title.

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Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.