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Report: Ollie Gordon to Attend Big 12 Media Days Despite Last Week’s Arrest

Dec 27, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys running back Ollie Gordon II (0) runs with the ball as Texas A&M Aggies linebacker Chris Russell Jr. (24) attempts to make a tackle during the first quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report from Action Network’s Brett McMurphy, Oklahoma State running back Ollie Gordon is expected to attend Big 12 Football Media Days this week in Las Vegas. This is noteworthy, as his availability was in question after he was arrested last week on suspicion of DUI.

Gordon became a college football star in 2023, when he won the Doak Walker Award for the nation’s top running back. He considered going to the NFL Draft, but elected to return to Stillwater for the 2024 season. The sophomore capped off 2023 with his ninth 100-yard performance of the season, with 118 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys’ 31-23 victory over Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl.

Ollie Gordon was named a unanimous All-American, the Doak Walker Award winner and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year after running for 1,732 yards and 21 TDs in the season. He had more than 250 scrimmage yards against Kansas, West Virginia and Cincinnati, the only FBS player in the past 10 years to do so in three straight games.


Per News9 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Gordon was pulled over on Interstate 35 south of Oklahoma City after a trooper says Gordon was going 82 in a 65 and swerving through traffic. A probable cause affidavit says the trooper who pulled Gordon over spotted a half-full bottle of vodka and a half-full bottle of tequila.

OHP says Gordon had a blood alcohol content of .11 and .10 when he was tested at jail. The legal limit in the state of Oklahoma is .08.

The Preseason Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year will join Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, and three of his teammates on the trip to Las Vegas, with QB Alan Bowman, LB Nick Martin, and LB Collin Oliver all set to represent the Cowboys as well.

The Pokes are set to attend Big 12 Media Days on Tuesday, July 9, grouping them with Arizona State, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kansas State, TCU, Texas Tech, and Utah.

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