Ryan O'Neal, son delay drug-case pleas<br />

Attorneys ask judge for more time to review evidence

Ryan O'Neal and his son have delayed entering pleas in their felony drug cases until after the new year.

The Oscar-nominated actor and his son appeared Thursday in court, where attorneys asked a judge for more time to review evidence.

The 67-year-old actor and his 23-year-old son were ordered to return Jan. 9.

O'Neal and his son were arrested in September when Los Angeles sheriff's deputies did a routine parole check on Redmond O'Neal, who was staying at his father's Malibu home.

O'Neal was nominated for a best actor Academy Award for 1970's "Love Story." Redmond is his son from a relationship with Farrah Fawcett.

The actor's attorney has denied the drugs belonged to his client.