Regardless of where Oklahoma lands in the postseason — and it’s looking more and more likely it could be a game of the non-BCS variety — the Sooners could be bowling without one of its top offensive starters.
According to Jake Trotter of ESPN.com, wide receiver Jalen Saunders and cornerback Cortez Johnson were arrested early Sunday morning on a controlled substance complaint. The substance in question was marijuana.
No details of what led to the arrests have been released, and the school has yet to comment on Saunders’ status for the Sooners’ bowl game.
After having his waiver for immediate eligibility approved by the NCAA Oct. 10, Saunders played in OU’s final eight games. Despite missing a third of the season, Saunders is third on the team in receptions (53) and receiving yards (766), totals which are tops on the Sooners during that eight-game stretch.
Johnson has not played this season, sitting out the year to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.