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Dez Bryant declared ineligible by Cowboys

Oklahoma State has been dealt what could potentially be a severe blow to what remains of their 2009 hopes after All-Everything wide receiver Dez Bryant was declared ineligible due to his violating NCAA rules.

According to a statement released by the school, “OSU is taking this step because Bryant failed to openly disclose to the NCAA the full details of his interaction with a former NFL player not affiliated with OSU.”

The release did not name the player involved, but they did say that they have started the process of appealing to the NCAA to get Bryant reinstated.

A contrite Bryant released his own statement through the school.

“I made a mistake by not being entirely truthful when meeting with the NCAA.  I sincerely regret my mistake and apologize to my teammates, coaches, OSU fans and the NCAA.”

It’s unclear at this point in time just how long Bryant will be out or how many games he may miss.

The junior, who’s projected to be a top-ten pick in the NFL draft next year if he decides to leave school early, leads the Cowboys 17 receptions for 323 yards and four touchdowns.

OSU plays at Texas A&M this Saturday afternoon.  Last season, Bryant scored four touchdowns against the Aggies.

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4 Responses to “Dez Bryant declared ineligible by Cowboys”
  1. Oklahoma St. investigating potential Dez Bryant allegations | CollegeFootballTalk says: Mar 30, 2011 11:32 AM

    [...] was ruled permanently ineligible by the NCAA in October of 2009 for lying to the NCAA regarding certain aspects of his relationship with Deion Sanders.  An appeal led to the NCAA [...]

  2. Ex-Buckeyes not biting tongues on Tressel situation | CollegeFootballTalk says: Apr 26, 2011 10:40 AM

    [...] Just what that punishment will ultimately be remains to be seen.  Will the NCAA be satisfied with the self-imposed five-game suspension and $250,000 fine?  Or, because of Tressel’s blatant dishonesty and outright lying, will the NCAA make an example of Tressel and turn him into the coaching equivalent of Dez Bryant? [...]

  3. CFT: Ex-Buckeyes not holding back on Tressel | Sport News says: Apr 26, 2011 11:46 AM

    [...] Just what that punishment will ultimately be remains to be seen.  Will the NCAA be satisfied with the self-imposed five-game suspension and $250,000 fine?  Or, because of Tressel’s blatant dishonesty and outright lying, will the NCAA make an example of Tressel and turn him into the coaching equivalent of Dez Bryant? [...]

  4. Agent tweeted of March dinners with four current Longhorns | CollegeFootballTalk says: Jul 16, 2014 10:04 AM

    […] hopefully, none of the four pull/pulled a Dez Bryant and make/made the situation exponentially worse than what it is for all […]

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