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By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com

Today’s Schedule

Football

Sheridan at Clinton Prairie, 7 p.m.

Frankfort at Lebanon, 7 p.m.

Taylor at Clinton Central, 7 p.m.

Indianapolis waives Swoope, activates practice squad player

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have waived veteran tight end Erik Swoope and activated defensive tackle Jihad Ward from the practice squad.

Swoope originally signed with Indy as an undrafted rookie at the University of Miami where he played basketball. He spent most of his first two seasons on the practice squad and finished last season on injured reserve.

He started four of 18 games and had 16 receptions for 310 yards and one touchdown.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Ward was cut by Dallas before joining the Colts’ practice squad on Sept. 3.

He was Oakland’s fourth-round pick in 2016. Ward appeared in 21 games, with 33 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery.

Milwaukee officer involved in NBA player’s arrest fired

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee police officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks’ player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts.

Police Chief Alfonso Morales disclosed the firing during a speech at Marquette University on Thursday, and later identified the officer as Erik Andrade.

Andrade mocked Brown on Facebook after his arrest.

Brown sued the police department in June and accused officers of using excessive force and targeting him because he’s black. A group of officers swarmed on him at a Walgreens parking lot because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets. Brown was standing with the officers waiting for a citation for parking in a disabled spot early on Jan. 26.

Eleven officers were disciplined or retrained for their actions during the arrest, but Andrade wasn’t among those punished.

WSU: Jason Gesser harassment probe found no violations

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State University officials investigated allegations of sexual harassment against staff member and former football star Jason Gesser and found no violations of school policy.

University President Kirk Schulz and Director of Athletics Pat Chun issued a statement Thursday after the school newspaper, The Daily Evergreen, published an article about the harassment allegations.

“It is important to reiterate that the university followed its established procedures to review the matter and found no violation of Washington State University policy,” the statement said. “The allegations were taken seriously and addressed at the appropriate level.”

Gesser is an assistant director for the Cougar Athletic Fund, which raises money for WSU sports teams.

Gesser is a former WSU quarterback who led the Cougars to the 2003 Rose Bowl. He returned to work at WSU in 2013.