This isn’t the news the Oklahoma Sooners fans would want before a big playoff game against LSU… Earlier Wednesday, it was reported that No. 4 Oklahoma would reportedly be without a few key contributors in the Peach Bowl against No. 1 LSU.
SoonerScoop.com stated multiple players on the squad failed the mandatory drug tests given to each program competing in NCAA championship events after testing positive for marijuana.
The players are WR Trejan Bridges, DL Ronnie Perkins and RB Rhamondre Stevenson who will all be suspended for the playoff semifinal.
Multiple sources have confirmed to SoonerScoop that Rhamondre Stevenson, Ronnie Perkins and Trejan Bridges have been suspended for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
— SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) December 18, 2019
Per the NCAA rules on the appeals process:
“If the (player's) next competition is imminent and if the institution so requests, (they) shall make a reasonable effort to hear the appeal before the student-athlete’s next contest or within 48 hours of the institution’s … appeal.”
— George Stoia III (@GeorgeStoia) December 18, 2019
Former Oklahoma player and current Oklahoma sideline reporter for the SoonerSports network, Gabe Ikard, confirmed the suspensions come from failing an NCAA drug test for weed.
“Do we know what the suspension is for?” also a co-host of The Franchise Players and former Oklahoma player Kelly Gregg asked.
“Weed,” Ikard said. “Recreational?” Kelly asked.
“Recreational. Not PEDs from what I’ve been told,” Ikard answered.According to Ikard, Oklahoma is appealing the suspension.