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Two Oklahoma players arrested Friday night

Posted on: January 22, 2011 8:45 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Two of the Oklahoma Sooners' most promising freshmen, WR Kenny Stills and safety Tony Jefferson (both 2010 starters), were arrested overnight on misdemeanor charges. According to the Tulsa World, Stills was arrested for driving under the influence and Jefferson was arrested for interference with the official process at 2:10 this morning.

Both men are 19, and while that's not particularly important in Jefferson's case, it is regarding Stills; like most states, Oklahoma law has a zero-tolerance policy toward underage drinking, so if Stills had any amount of alcohol in his system at all -- even a 0.01 BAC -- he was subject to arrest. It's worth noting that the two players are both California natives, where the standards are the same, so neither can claim ignorance of the law, but still, it's possible that Stills' major mistake was being two years too young.

As Jefferson, well, all he's being charged with is interference and not any other crime, so it's likely that he protested Stills' arrest process a little too much and got himself in trouble for it. Foolish, yes, but 19-year-olds tend to overreact at times.

All of which is to say, it's important to wait for details to come out from these arrests before reacting with any hysterics; the possibility remains that Stills had a beer, then was driving with Jefferson somewhere when they were pulled over for what they perceived to be a DWB. One guy gets breathalyzed, one guy gets upset, both get arrested, and here we are. It's also equally possible, of course, that Stills and Jefferson were both hammered and had no business being in a moving vehicle at all. That's not off the table either. The details are going to be crucial before branding these guys as "brainless thugs" or just college kids making college mistakes (or anything inbetween).

Bob Stoops has yet to release a comment on the arrests.

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Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Two Oklahoma players arrested Friday night

Two of the Oklahoma Sooners' most promising freshmen, WR Kenny Stills and safety Tony Jefferson (both 2010 starters), were arrested overnight on misdemeanor charges. According to the Tulsa World, at 2:10 this morning.


coach, you do know what misdemeanor charges mean, doncha? It would be similar to what Blackmon was arrested for in Texas. and calling them hoodlums is just silly. would you call any regular student who got busted for alcohol a hoodlum? I didn't think so.....

Bringing up Bell, Clay, etc is also pretty silly. I mean we are talking over 20 years ago, eh?


I'm pretty sure if I cared to dig around, I could find similar instances that have happened in the past at TU. in fact, it seems that within the past year or 2 there was a TU football or bb player who was kicked out for assualting his girlfriend, so yer high and mighty act is stupid at best.....




Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2011 6:20 pm
 

Two Oklahoma players arrested Friday night

Coach,

Instead of making shaky arguments, why not just say "I hate Bob Stoops and the Sooners"  and then leave it at that.  That way, when the kids are punished and they get their act together, then you can say it wasn't enough and we will all know the real story.

The kids in question have, so far, been quality kids.  One mistake doesn't make a thug.  Punishment is a corrective tool.  Hopefully they will take the correction.  If not, they won't last long.

And yes, I'm well aware of Demarcus Granger's actions.  And yet, we had 5 students violate a pretty big rule in the NCAA rule book and the coach, instead of suspending them for the bowl, defers punishment to next season, so he can play his game.  And then there is the kid from the SEC who's family violated a cornerstone of the SEC charter and, hmmm, who knew, he got to play in his game, too.  Don't try to sell me that Stoops recruits thugs OR that Bob doesn't care about his player's behavior.  If that is you stance, see paragraph #1 of this post.



Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: January 25, 2011 12:39 am
 

Two Oklahoma players arrested Friday night

I am sure the players denied it plenty to the arresting officer. If I lived in Oklahoma I would be drunk too, what is else is there to do?




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 10:58 pm
 

Two Oklahoma players arrested Friday night

So you're appaulding Stoops for disciplining players who lack maturity and character? How about not offering scholly's to these kind of hoodlums in trhe first place?  FWIW, Granger was sent home because he was caught stealing from a Phoenix area Mall Department store and Broyles stole gas from a gas pump.

Nice.............. At least no one is getting shot over the next haircut, at least female students are not being gang rapped, and at least players aren't viositinh school telling school kids to, "say no to drugs!", then minutes later getting pinched for selling blow!

It Sounds like Bob has everything well under control!!!!!!

Maybe Bob needs to recruit more character guys, such as .........Glen Bell, Nigiel Clay,,Bernard Johnson's and Jerry Parks.


Coach



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 6:52 pm
 

Two Oklahoma players arrested Friday night

Stoops typically does make an example of this kind of behavior.  In the past, two strikes is all a player gets.  If you remember, as a freshman, Ryan Broyles was in a spot of trouble.  A suspension and MANY many hours with Jerry Schmidt (OU's strength and conditioning coach) running the hill and the stairs and...Broyles didn't need another strike. 

Occasionally a dimwit doesn't get it.  Google Brent Rawls, Joshua Jarboe, and current players who, while highly recruited and talented, haven't seen any significant playing time because of boobish behavior.  

Stoops will punish the two doofi, appropriately and hopefully they will get the point.  Stoops doesn't tolerate idiots very well.  Need proof? DeMarcus Granger was sent home from the Fiesta before the WVU game.  The #1 run stuffer sent home before facing a running team in a BCS bowl.  Not suspended AFTER the bowl game.  Sent home immediately.  



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2011 5:31 pm
 

Two Oklahoma players arrested Friday night

As a Sooner fanatic for 45 years, I certainly look forward to next season, and love the game as much as anybody. But drinking and driving is a serious situation and needs to be given its due. Personally, I would suspend these kids the first three games (yes, including the FSU game), plus make sure they were fairly exhausted about the time that they hit their ohhhhhhh say 49,999th stair in the stadium. You bet, I want to win that FSU game, but the kids' futures are far more important, and hopefully Stoops will make examples out of them.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 3:34 pm
 

Two Oklahoma players arrested Friday night

I don't know that Ohio State has ever denied anything... please don't generalize...



Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Two Oklahoma players arrested Friday night

Send a message to the team and suspend them for the national anthem of the opening game of the year versus popcorn state.




Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 4:51 am
 

Two Oklahoma players arrested Friday night

it happens everywhere but if its at iowa...cbs and some of these posters act like ITS ONLY AT IOWA. cbs licks their chops at ripping iowa on every and any little bit of news they can but when its one of their circle of name teams its...lets wait and see until the important details come out and "reacting to hysterics"...
and there inlies the hypocrosy..."reacting to hysterics!"  boy cbs never waiting for ANY details when iowa news came out. and the ending to most of it was exactly what they tried to say to others...let important details come out. they did and what was reported was mostly made up exaggerated media reporting..YEAH IM TALKING ABOUT YOU CBS
what a bunch of crap cbssportsline...because this is oklahoma this is just college kids making mistakes and dont be branding these guys "brainless thugs" except for when its teams you dont like and you dont hesitate to do the very thing you are cowardly doing right now.
ummmm is it because you have them in your top 3 of picks for next year. 
you sure didnt give a crap when iowa had a player whose details werent correctly reported but that didnt stop you from ripping them. nice pick and chose of whos branded a thug and whose....lets not "react to hysterics"  



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2011 11:15 pm
 

Two Oklahoma players arrested Friday night

In past cases similar to this one, Stoops has suspended the players for one game.  That would be the season opener at home versus Tulsa next September.  Whoop-de-do!  They have to miss the first cupcake of the season.  The following week, however, they will be playing again, on the road against FL State!


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