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.