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Dez's '09 season over; OSU career next?

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.

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  1. 2brauneyz says: Oct 27, 2009 11:33 PM

    So what happens to Deion?
    Yeah, that’s what I thought…

  2. the real deal says: Oct 28, 2009 12:29 AM

    Dez Bryant made the NCAA lots of money, now they are taking money away from him, by making him slip in the draft…
    To idiots who don’t understand Bryant attraced television veiwers etc to NCAA which makes them money…………

  3. Tenchu84 says: Oct 28, 2009 2:30 AM

    Thats amazing! Even at his age Deion can still shut down great WR’s

  4. Robert says: Oct 28, 2009 3:13 AM

    “You don’t tug on Superman’s cape
    You don’t spit in the wind
    You don’t pull the mask off the ol’ Lone Ranger…”

    – Jim Croce
    …and you don’t lie to the NCAA. However stupid their rules might be, they are what they are, and if you’re caught breaking them, you’re gonna get busted.

  5. DMurph says: Oct 28, 2009 9:17 AM

    I’m pretty sure fans will still watch.
    Sucks for Dez, but don’t lie to the investigators. He’ll still go in the late first-early second round.

  6. nolliabed says: Oct 28, 2009 10:50 AM

    “Dez Bryant made the NCAA lots of money, now they are taking money away from him, by making him slip in the draft…”
    That may be true, but from someone who is still paying off his student loan (that would be me) He was getting a free education. Now if he choose to piss that away, which of course he did, then don’t start with “the NCAA did him wrong”. He was given the chance at a fully paid college education and in doing so; all he had to do was play a game that he should love to play. I know I would take that deal in a second. He never would have graduated anyway, so we can argue for days over this, but the reality is, he was given an opportunity and screwed it up. Typical thug.

  7. shea801 says: Oct 28, 2009 11:58 AM

    “That may be true, but from someone who is still paying off his student loan (that would be me) He was getting a free education. Now if he choose to piss that away, which of course he did, then don’t start with “the NCAA did him wrong”. He was given the chance at a fully paid college education and in doing so; all he had to do was play a game that he should love to play. I know I would take that deal in a second. He never would have graduated anyway, so we can argue for days over this, but the reality is, he was given an opportunity and screwed it up. Typical thug.”
    I’m sorry you feel bad you didn’t get the opportunity to go to school for free and have to pay for it, while Bryant gets to go for free and all he does is play a game. The fact of the matter is, he went to a school that would give him the chance to be a starter for a few years and complimented his abilities and where the light would be shown on him. He did all this to get to the NFL. You can complain about “free education” all you want, but the fact remains the same, he DID make the NCAA and OSU a lot of money. His payment was the opportunity to play at the college level, not for the awesome education, but for the chance to get to the NFL. Colleges aren’t all about education, they are about making money to keep themselves afloat. Football and other sports are the revenue generating, business, side of that. Bryant’s payment was “you don’t have to pay tuition in exchange for your nationally recognized ability to catch a football and make people watch and pay attention to our University”.
    He didn’t blow any opportunity. He just ruined his own chances at making more money by going earlier in the first round of the NFL Draft. He could still make up for it seeing as how he played awesome in the games he did play in, and have a good scouting/combine report. In the end he’s still gonna make a lot more money than you or I (because he was blessed with the physical attributes to allow it) while you and I will still have middle class jobs and student loan payments.
    Don’t hate your situation and this kid’s perceived flaunting of such a great educational opportunity, when he and the school and NCAA know exactly what people at his level are at college to do. And that’s make schools and the NCAA money by putting a great product on the field.

  8. CaptainRon says: Oct 28, 2009 3:52 PM

    Nice work NCAA. Drop the hammer on a kid for lying about not breaking the rules.
    BTW, let me also say nice work on the Reggie Bush investigation as well. You guys are really rocking.
    To be fair – do I think that Bryant should face punishment? Absolutely. The guy did lie to the NCAA, even if he didn’t do anything wrong. But 1 calender year!?!?!? No way. 1 month/4 games and be done w/ it.

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