‘It’s Over With’ – Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy Ready To Move on From Ollie Gordon II Situation

    After telling ESPN RB Ollie Gordon II is going to play following his DUI arrest, Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy reiterated his position at the Big 12 Media Days.

    The Big 12 Media Days began with pure optimism and excitement for the upcoming season. But with Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy taking the stage, the event was bound to undergo a more serious tone.

    Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy Addresses Ollie Gordon II Situation at Big 12 Media Days

    On June 30, Cowboys running back and reigning Doak Walker Award winner Ollie Gordon II was arrested on suspicion of a DUI and speeding. The Highway Patrol officer noticed Gordon swerve multiple times and caught him going 17 mph over the speed limit of 65. Additionally, there were two open alcohol containers in his car.

    On Monday, July 8, Gordon released the following statement:

    “I am deeply sorry for the sections that led to my arrest on June 30th. I sincerely apologize to my family, everyone in our program, including our players, Coach Gundy, the staff, Oklahoma State University, and our fans.

    “Regardless of the outcome of this pending investigation, I did not uphold the values I have for myself and the values of the OSU football program. I am committed to learning and growing from this mistake and I will work to earn back the trust of those who I have disappointed. Thank you.”

    All eyes were on how Oklahoma State and Gundy would discipline their prized player. And how did they? Barely at all.

    On Tuesday morning, Gundy told ESPN that Gordon is “going to play” this season without a suspension and would face internal punishment.

    Then, Gundy doubled down at Media Days, saying that, to him, “After today, [the situation] is over with.”

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    The program’s response to such a serious incident is particularly alarming just three days after three young men, including Minnesota Vikings rookie CB Khyree Jackson, lost their lives in Maryland due to a car accident. Investigators believe the driver that caused the crash was under the influence of alcohol.

    Gordon is slated to speak at the Media Days as well and will answer questions regarding the situation.

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