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Sooner RB arrested over traffic violation; no suspension expected

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In addition to the uncertainty surrounding four Oklahoma players, including LB Ronnell Lewis, just over a week away from the start of the season, the Sooners are having to deal with a minor legal issue with one of their running backs.

However, unlike the aforementioned uncertainties, the case involving running back Johnathan Miller doesn’t look like it will result in any time missed this season. The Tulsa World writes that Miller was arrested earlier this month for failing to follow up on a court-issued fine of $394 after a Sept. 2010 traffic stop where he was issued a misdemeanor for driving without a license.

Court documents show that Miller was a no-show for March and April court-ordered meetings involving payments owed. A warrant for his arrest was then issued.

So, yeah. Dude didn’t want to pay his fines. Or show up in court to discuss not paying his fines.

When asked if there would be any disciplinary action taken on the team, coach Bob Stoops said “I don’t suspend guys for traffic tickets.”

Miller, a sophomore, is currently working his way through the running back rotation.

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8 Responses to “Sooner RB arrested over traffic violation; no suspension expected”
  1. wakiash says: Aug 24, 2011 10:52 AM

    So I guess it’s okay for sooners not to show up in court as required by law. Same old BS in Norman

  2. cleanslaton says: Aug 24, 2011 11:21 AM

    Stoops wouldn’t have suspended the kid if he had murdered someone. God job reinforcing the right environment there Stoops. Keep using your leverage in that crummy state to get your idiot players out of trouble….::cough:: Marcus Dupree:: cough::
    Oh, and Stoops is always a sarcastic douche to the media. I can’t even stand to READ an interview with him because his responses are always rife with condescension.

    Stoops eats Poops.

  3. driverjim says: Aug 24, 2011 12:10 PM

    And the world of college athletics continues its downward spiral into the ninth level of hell . . . it must be nice to be a name on a jersey for these schools and later on the Pros since they get away with everything.

    Well, unless they shoot themselves in the leg . . .

    Right, anyway . . . dude had no licsense why? At the very least most of the Barney Fife out there will leave you be if you know your DL number. Why doesn’t anybody focus on this part, that he had no licsense period, forget getting caught then blowing the payment off.

    As for Stoops, well its reasons like this the school I root for (Colorado) bailed on the conference: they were just as tired of the Big 12 Mayhem.

  4. gorilladunk says: Aug 24, 2011 2:51 PM

    @driverjim… are a Colorado fan and throwing stones at the rest of the Big12? Surely, you jest (and yes, I’ll keep calling you Shirley). The Buffs’ have had as sordid a history as ANYONE in the Big 12 over the past dozen years. It would be like Miami refusing to join the SEC due to the “rampant cheating”. By the way, NO ONE in the Big 12 will miss CU.

  5. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 24, 2011 3:06 PM

    @ gorilliadunk

    BigXII fans will miss the easy wins from CU.

  6. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 24, 2011 3:09 PM

    How is this kid supposed to pay this ticket???? NCAA what do you think? He can’t work. he cant make money off of his own name. He can’t sell his possessions.

    He should have shown up to court with his pockets all pulled out of his pants, and said “your honor, i work for the NCAA”.

  7. gorilladunk says: Aug 24, 2011 5:27 PM

    @paulbrown….really, he’s not supposed to get the ticket in the first place. That would take care of that problem. If you don’t have your driver’s license, maybe you shouldn’t drive a car. By the way, the pockets pulled out in front of the judge was pretty funny.

  8. sewerner says: Aug 24, 2011 6:24 PM

    Stoops would feel like to big of a hypocrite if he suspended the player. He just brought in a reject that assaulted his girlfriend and got kicked off the Michigan team.

    How in the world can he say it’s allright to punch-out chicks but don’t you dare be a no-show in court and have a warrant issued for your arrest.

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