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Montana State University cancels speech by Bin Laden shooter

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana State University canceled a scheduled speech by former Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill after his arrest for driving under the influence, but the school said it would honor its contract and pay his $28,000 speaking fee.
    
The university cited "unforeseen circumstances" in canceling Monday's leadership speech by O'Neill, who has said he killed Osama bin Laden during a raid on his Abbottabad compound in May 2011. O'Neill was arrested for DUI in Butte early Friday, after he was found sleeping at the wheel of a running vehicle at a convenience store.
    
O'Neill pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge.  He released a statement saying he had taken a prescription sleep aid and had not been drinking.
    
MSU spokesman Tracy Ellig said anyone who bought tickets to O'Neill's speech would receive a refund.

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