Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy with questionable defense of RB Ollie Gordon II DUI

Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy is standing by star running back Ollie Gordon II, who was arrested on June 30 for an alleged DUI.

Oklahoma State authorities observed Gordon swerving out of his lane twice and driving 82 mph in a 65 mph zone. He refused a field sobriety test and was arrested on complaints of DUI under 21 years of age, transporting an open container of alcohol, failing to maintain a single lane of traffic, and speeding 16-20 mph over the speed limit, according to a police report.

When given a breath test, Gordon blew a .11, above the .08 limit.

That would seem to be concerning to the school and its football coach.

Gundy, however, will not have Gordon miss any game time. Gordon won the Doak Walker Award as the best running back in college football as a sophomore last season when he rushed for 1,732 yards and 21 touchdowns.

“He’s going to play,” Gundy told ESPN on Tuesday. “I’m going to do what we think is best for Oklahoma State football, and I think it’s best for Ollie to play. If there’s any punishment, it’s making him carry the ball 50 times in the first game.”

Gundy, no stranger to controversy, then offered a bizarre and scary defense.

“I looked it up on my phone- what would be the legal limit?… 2 or 3 beers, or 4,” he said. “I’m not justifying what Ollie did; I’m telling you what decision I made. Well, I thought, I’ve probably done that a thousand times in my life.”

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Title: Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy with questionable defense of RB Ollie Gordon II DUI
Author: Barry Werner

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