Oklahoma’s Mcgee out following DUI charge
Oklahoma has suspended defensive tackle Stacy McGee after he was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol on Christmas Eve.
Coach Bob Stoops announced Friday that McGee wouldn’t travel with the No. 12 Sooners (10-2) for the Cotton Bowl or play against No. 10 Texas A&M (10-2) in the Jan. 4 game. McGee was previously suspended for the first six games of the regular season.
Stoops also says that receiver Jalen Saunders will play in the Cotton Bowl despite being charged this month with misdemeanor marijuana possession.
The university released a statement saying that the information surrounding the two players’ arrests and their history are unique and resulted in the different decisions.
Louisville: A former Cardinals football player has sued the school and coach Charlie Strong and says he was coerced into covering up a beating in the locker room by a pair of teammates.
Former Cardinals defensive lineman Patrick Grant of Sunrise, Fla., alleges that two teammates attacked him Oct. 24, 2010, in the locker room at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and, according to the lawsuit, beat him “so badly that he required immediate, urgent care and nearly lost his left eye.”
Grant says that, while on the way to the hospital, the team’s trainer told him to “lie and cover up the fact that his injuries were at the hands of his teammates.”
“Out of fear and a desire to play, Patrick lied as instructed, telling the doctor he was horsing around in the locker room and hit his eye on a locker door,” attorney Gregg Hovious of Louisville wrote in the suit, filed Dec. 21 in Jefferson Circuit Court in Louisville.
Grant last played for the Cardinals in 2010 but remains enrolled at the school. Those he says attacked him — former players Jacob and Issac Geffrad of Oakland Park, Fla. — were dismissed from the team in November 2010 and are no longer enrolled at the University of Louisville.
In July, a grand jury declined to indict Jacob and Issac Geffrad on firstdegree assault charges.
Mankato: A coach at Minnesota State University, Mankato, who was cleared of child pornography charges last month that stemmed from videos found on his cellphone of his naked children clowning around after a bath, wants to keep the police investigative reports sealed.
Todd Hoffner has been taken off administrative leave, but hasn’t been reinstated as head coach and is facing a 20day, unpaid school suspension in January for unspecified reasons.
Earlier this month, he asked for an injunction in an effort to keep the police reports private, after a Twin Cities television station asked to see them.
Nevada: Coach Chris Ault is retiring after 28 seasons. He is the winningest coach in school history with a record of 233-109-1. He raised the program from Division II to I-AA and eventually helped it become a winner I-A.
The 66-year-old Ault won 10 conference championships and took the Wolf Pack to postseason play 16 times, including 10 bowl games.