Ollie Gordon II will not be suspended for arrest, OSU football coach Mike Gundy says

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LAS VEGAS — Oklahoma State running back Ollie Gordon II will not face a suspension from any games for his recent arrest under suspicion of driving while intoxicated, coach Mike Gundy said Tuesday morning.

Gundy spoke about the issue with a small collection of Oklahoma-based media at Big 12 Media Days at Allegiant Stadium before taking the podium for his primary press conference, which is set for early Tuesday afternoon.

“The first thing I asked him, was anybody hurt?” Gundy said. “Aside from football and everything else, that’s something that will be a lifelong effect. Not only yourself but somebody else, which in my opinion, you’d never get over something like that. He really got out lucky.”

Gundy said his ultimate decision to not suspend Gordon for a game was based on the changing landscape of college football.

“Because of collectives, these guys that are playing college football are employees, whether you like it or not,” he said. “There’s large sums of money involved. That’s the way it’s gonna be going forward.

“I made a decision. I felt like he really understood how serious this was. Just like bringing him out here (to Big 12 Media Days), he needed to come out here and face the music. There’s no reason to put him in hiding.”

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