Yesterday, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy said that he thought “everybody had given up” hope that Dez Bryant would be able to return this season.
As it turns out, Gundy and everyone else was right in giving up said hope.
According to the Daily Oklahoman, Bryant has been suspended for the remainder of the 2009 season for lying to NCAA officials about a meeting with Deion Sanders.
Barring a successful appeal by the Cowboys — the school has already started the appeals process and should have a decision by next week — Bryant will see his 2009 season come to an end.
And, given the fact that there was a very high likelihood that Bryant would be an early entrant for the 2010 NFL draft before his NCAA issues, it’s highly likely that Bryant has played his last down ever for OSU.
Neither the school nor the NCAA have made an official statement on Bryant’s season-ending suspension.