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Tulsa's Damaris Johnson to enter draft

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TULSA, Okla. (AP)

Tulsa wide receiver and kick returner Damaris Johnson, the NCAA leader in all-purpose yards who was suspended for much of the season, is leaving to pursue a pro career.

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The university announced Monday that Johnson would withdraw from school.

Johnson was suspended near the beginning of the 2011 season after he was charged with embezzlement for paying only $14 for $2,600 worth of merchandise at a store where his girlfriend worked. He pleaded guilty and got a one-year deferred sentence.

In 2010, Johnson set the NCAA record for all-purpose yards (7,796) and career kickoff return yards (3,417). For his career, he had 2,746 receiving yards and 1,062 rushing yards.

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