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Oregon State linebacker Caleb Saulo was arrested Tuesday for failure to appear in court for not completing the conditions of his probation in connection with a misdemeanor theft charge last summer.

An arrest warrant was issued because he allegedly did not finish the work crew detail to which he was sentenced.

Court documents show that Saulo denied the allegation and was released later Tuesday on his own recognizance.

Saulo, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound redshirt sophomore, was arrested July 2 on a second-degree theft charge in a stolen bicycle case. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 12 months of bench probation and 10 days of work crew.

According to documents, Saulo “completed nine days of work crew and ... was sent home with no credit on his last day of work crew for intentionally damaging a tree on the courthouse lawn with a shovel.”

The court then issued a show-cause motion for Saulo to explain why he didn’t complete his work crew obligation. The arrest warrant was issued after Saulo didn’t show up for an April 28 hearing.

Saulo, who played high school football in Kent, Washington, appeared in 12 of OSU’s 13 games last season, finishing with 32 total tackles. He entered spring practice No. 2 on the depth chart at one of the outside linebacker positions.

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