The Norman Transcript

September 12, 2013

SI details alleged drug use among OSU football players in latest report

By Chris Day

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State University football coach Mike Gundy gave receiver Bo Bowling a second chance.

In February 2009, Stillwater Police arrested Bowling on drug charges — felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and misdemeanor charges of possession of controlled dangerous substances. Gundy suspended Bowling. He wasn’t on OSU’s roster in 2009.

The Tonkawa native eventually pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He received a one-year deferred sentence with credit for the 30 days he spent in county jail.

Bowling’s arrest leads Thursday’s installment of the Sports Illustrated five-part expose, “The Dirty Game,” which chronicles the Oklahoma State University football team’s 10-year rise from also-rans to Big 12 and Fiesta Bowl champions.

The Sports Illustrated story reveals widespread marijuana use among players, drug dealing and coaches turning a blind eye to drug abuse problems.

See Friday editions of the Transcript for the full story.