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Oklahoma State Signee Desean Brown was Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter

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On Early Signing Day, Choctaw defensive end Desean Brown signed a letter of intent to play for Mike Gundy and the Oklahoma State Cowboys next fall. That moment had to be one of the best in Brown’s young life, but now, what had to be the worst moment, has come to light.

The Oklahoman, a popular newspaper in the Sooner State, released a story this week of an incident involving Brown last March the resulted in the death of a young boy. Desean Brown, an OSU signee in the 2022 class, pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter charges and entered a plea on December 2, 2021.

 

According to a police report, Brown was driving at speeds of up to 104 mph, well over the posted speed limit heading southbound at the 1500 block of South Eastern Avenue in Moore, Oklahoma when he struck a teenage boy on a bicycle.

Brown, who was 17-years-old at the time, was adjudicated as a youthful offender under Oklahoma’s Youthful Offender Act and entered into a rehabilitation plan, which he must continue, until his 19th birthday. According to the report, there was no influence of drugs or alcohol in the incident.

Oklahoma State clearly decided that this mistake was something that shouldn’t ruin Brown’s life, and was Brown’s first offer in October of this year.

Brown is listed as a three-star recruit by 247Sports, and by looking at his film is vastly underrated. Missouri, Oklahoma, and Oregon all tried to get involved late, but Brown stayed true to the Cowboys, committing and signing with them on Early Signing Day.

Brown’s addition to Oklahoma State’s 2022 class helped boost the class to 26th nationally and third in the Big 12.

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