Mike Gundy: Oklahoma State star RB Ollie Gordon II won’t be suspended after DUI arrest

Mike Gundy: Oklahoma State star RB Ollie Gordon II won’t be suspended after DUI arrest
Mike Gundy: Oklahoma State star RB Ollie Gordon II won’t be suspended after DUI arrest

Las Vegas – Oklahoma State star Ollie Gordon II will not miss any playing time following his recent drunken driving arrest. Instead, he will face internal punishment, coach Mike Gundy said Tuesday at Big 12 media day. Gundy also said OSU brought Gordon to media days to “face the music.”

Gordon was pulled over last week by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) trooper for driving 82 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone and swerving into traffic, according to a probable cause affidavit. During the traffic stop, the trooper found open bottles of vodka and tequila in Gordon’s car, and Gordon said he had taken “one drink,” according to the affidavit.

Gordon was then taken to the Cleveland County Jail in Oklahoma where he provided breath samples that registered a breath alcohol content (BrAC) of .11 and .10. Gordon was arrested on charges of DUI under 21, possession of an open container of alcohol, failure to maintain a single lane, and speeding. He was released on bail.

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FBS’s top running back Ollie Gordon II was arrested on suspicion of DUI

“He’s very lucky that nobody was hurt,” Gundy said. Atlético“This is more important than any embarrassment to him and his family. I will not shield him or make him face condemnation for his actions. I have had many conversations with him and we will continue to have more conversations over the next month. He must understand the gravity of this matter. It will cost him a lot of money in legal fees and so on, but it could cost him or someone else his life.”

Gundy said the decision to suspend Gordon, who led the FBS in rushing yards (1,732) last season, was a business decision because college football is like a business now. He did not disclose any internal discipline.

“He’s going to play,” Gundy said. “I might make him carry the ball 50 times in the first game, but he’s going to play. We have 68 employees and 139 other players in our building. My job now in the business world we’re in is to make decisions for everybody. He’s been through enough that there really is some kind of punishment, good or bad, either way, I don’t know.

“It is only my decision because I don’t want him to hide and not talk to the media. And I don’t want to influence other players in our team with his decision.”

Gordon is scheduled to meet with the media later Tuesday.

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