Well, Huggins didn't. And that might have spared him a headache. On Tuesday it was announced that Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford has indefinitely suspended the center after he pleaded not guilty to charges that he possessed marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Ford announced that Jurick won't travel with the Cowboys on their upcoming foreign tour in Spain and that a final decision on his status will be made when more information is obtained. The player averaged 1.6 points last season.
The pillaging of Penn State players continues. Former Nittany Lion wideout Justin Brown arrived at Oklahoma on Tuesday, bolstering an inexperienced group of receivers. Brown was the second-leading receiver for the Nittany Lions last season, with 35 catches for 517 yards and three touchdowns.
WVU hasn't plucked any PSU players, immediately eligible to transfer and play because of the NCAA's penalties after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
But the Mountaineers will play against at least two impacted by the ruling: Brown and kicker Anthony Fera, who bolted to Texas.
Nine players have now left, ignited by the departure of running back Silas Redd, who went to USC.
Of course, some see the pillaging as dirty pool. Kicking the Lions when they're down.
The view from here is different. The players did absolutely nothing wrong and deserve opportunities to escape the gloom and enjoy their athletic careers. If anything, the coaches, former PSU players and fans who tried to persuade current players to stay out of "loyalty" to the school should be ashamed. This is a unique, awful situation.
And trying to throw guilt trips on innocent players to stay is dirty pool.
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