Johnson said he was led to believe that Evans wanted to catch up with him and see how his career was panning out after his days at Oklahoma State.
“I don’t know how he got my number, but somehow he got it from someone in Stillwater,” Johnson said. “He called me out of nowhere and acted like he was going to do a story over me. He was like, ‘I want to catch up with you and see how everything is going.’”
A Northeastern State official confirmed that Evans circumvented the system and set up an interview without getting permission from the university.
Ben Johnson is sports editor for Tahlequah Daily Press