Ok­la­homa’s Mcgee out fol­low­ing DUI charge

Austin American-Statesman - - C SPORTS - Wire ser­vices By Bernie Wil­son

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.


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