NORMAN — Jonathan Gray didn’t have a lot to say Tuesday. A day after ESPN.com reported the Oklahoma pitcher tested positive for a banned stimulant in a pre-Major League Baseball draft drug test, Gray had only a brief statement for reporters.
“We all know we are going down to Louisiana, and it’s gonna be against a great team and a great atmosphere to play in,” he said. “We just have to focus on getting back to Omaha and my job is to do everything I can to help us get there.”
The Sooners (43-19) face LSU (55-9) at 6 p.m. Friday in the opening game of their NCAA tournament Super Regional series at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.
Gray did not field any questions about the report that he tested positive for Adderall or whether he will be on the mound when the Sooners open their NCAA tournament Super Regional series against LSU Friday night in Baton Rouge, La.
All indications are Gray will start the series opener.
“As the head coach at the University of Oklahoma, it’s real simple, cut and dry,” OU coach Sunny Golloway said. “The NCAA has their drug testing and their rules. The university — our institution — has its drug testing and its rules in place. As coaches we have to follow those. And we do right down to the last letter.
“At this point in time, Jon Gray in an eligible student-athlete like all the rest of them. He’s held accountable like all of the team is held accountable. That’s the end of the story. Anything else coming from an outside source is just that — it’s an outside source.
“As far as we’re concerned, it is what it is. We’re gonna move forward and he’s gonna be on the mound Friday and I always enjoy watching him pitch.”