In a bonehead move, two Oklahoma Sooners were reportedly arrested early Sunday morning in Norman. Jalen Saunders and Cortez Johnson were apparently arrested with possession of marijuana. Fantastic.
Saunders, as you know, has had a fantastic season as a member of the Sooners WR corps. He comes in at third on the list for receivers. Saunders, the JUCO transfer, didn’t start this season until the Red River Shootout because of waiting on his NCAA waiver to be cleared. Johnson was an Arizona transfer who has been sitting out this season, so he has no impact on this year’s depth chart.
This will probably mean that Saunders will be sitting out for Oklahoma’s bowl game that will be determined Sunday night. All signs are currently pointing to the Sugar Bowl.
Saunders was Saturday’s leading receiver in their final Big 12 game against the TCU Horned Frogs. He had seven catches, 108 yards and a touchdown. Just last week, Saunders received the Big 12 Special teams player of the week honor.
As of right now, there has been no official word from head coach Bob Stoops on the matter, but I’m sure it will be discussed in his Monday press conference. And I’d hate to be the reporter who asked him his thoughts on it, because I’m sure he will be shooting fire out of his nose.
And if we have learned anything with how Stoops handles discipline, he doesn’t care who you are what you’ve contributed to the team, he will sit you. If true, all of this isn’t looking good for the Sooners wide receiver.