Oklahoma State RB Ollie Gordon II To Be ‘Held Accountable’ But Won’t Miss Game Time

    Despite being arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in June, Oklahoma State star Ollie Gordon won't be suspended by the team in 2024.

    With Big 12 Media Days set to kick off, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy told ESPN that running back Ollie Gordon II is “going to play” this season despite a suspicion of DUI arrest on June 30. Gordon will face internal punishment and will appear at Media Days to be accountable for his actions.

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    According to the probable cause affidavit, Oklahoma Highway Patrol pulled Gordon, 20, over in the Oklahoma City area after he was seen swerving and caught speeding 17 mph over the posted speed limit of 65.

    The 2023 Big 12 Player of the Year had two open containers of alcohol in the vehicle and tested with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit.

    “I am deeply sorry for the sections that led to my arrest on June 30th,” Gordon said in a statement on Monday, July 8. “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.”

    While we do not know what “internal punishment” means, not missing game time for charges of speeding and a DUI sets the wrong precedent. It also tells players that actions have consequences — just not ones that hurt the team on the field.

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    The news is particularly concerning just three days after three young men, including Minnesota Vikings rookie CB Khyree Jackson, lost their lives in Maryland due to a car accident, in which investigators believe alcohol was a contributing factor.

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