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Mike Gundy says Ollie Gordon II won’t be suspended for arrest

LAS VEGAS — Oklahoma State football player Ollie Gordon II will not be suspended from any games for his recent arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, coach Mike Gundy announced Tuesday morning.

Gundy spoke about the matter to a small group of Oklahoma media members during the Big 12 Media Days at Allegiant Stadium before taking the podium for his main news conference, which is scheduled for early Tuesday afternoon.

“The first thing I asked him was, ‘Did anyone get hurt?’” Gundy said. “Football and everything else aside, this is something that will affect you for the rest of your life. Not just you, but someone else, and I don’t think you could ever get over something like that. He was really lucky.”

Gundy said his final decision not to suspend Gordon for the game was made due to the changing landscape of college football.

“Because of the collectives, these guys who play college football are employees, whether you like it or not,” he said. “There are large sums of money involved. That will continue to be the case.

“I made the decision. I felt like he really understood how serious this was. Just like bringing him here (to the Big 12 Media Days), he had to come here and face the music. There’s no reason to hide him.”

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