Oklahoma State Football Player Accused of Animal Cruelty

By Jamie Plunkett
Mark D. Smith-US Presswire

Shamiel Gary, an Oklahoma State football player, has been accused of purposefully starving his two boxer dogs.

A neighbor of Gary, identified by The Daily O’Collegian as Lauren Brush, first called animal control services back in October, when she first noticed the dogs’ emaciated appearance and seeming lack of food and water.

According to the paper, Brush, a recent graduate from the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, reached out to the paper on Tuesday to once again voice her complaint that Gary was mistreating his dogs.

Gary, a senior safety from Tulsa, Oklahoma, began his career at the University of Wyoming where he became the school’s first Freshman All-American, recording double-digit tackles in five games. As a sophomore, he was once again one of the leaders of Wyoming’s defense, as he recorded 94 tackles on the season, good for second most in the Mountain West Conference. He transferred in January of 2011 and was redshirted.

This past season, Gary started every game for the Cowboys at strong safety and was third on the team with 98 tackles. He’s expected to be a major contributor on defense once again this season, and is currently rated as the 13th best strong safety prospect for the 2014 NFL Draft by CBSSports.com.

Brush managed to snap a picture of the two dogs Tuesday when she returned to collect a few things from her residence.

As of Tuesday, Gary was still in possession of the two boxers; although according to the O’Collegian, there are currently two open cases with the Stillwater Animal Welfare shelter.

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