facebook
twitter
search
search

Reports: Okla. State receiver ineligible

Oct. 7, 2009 at 9:12 PM

STILLWATER, Okla., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Star Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant has been ruled ineligible for violating an NCAA bylaw, the school said.

A statement issued by the school's sports information department Wednesday said the 6-foot-2 inch, 220-pound native of Lufkin, Texas, violated an NCAA provision dealing with false or misleading information.

Advertisement

Sports Illustrated and the Oklahoman said he had contact with former NFL star Deion Sanders in the past few months and apparently gave false details about the contact.

"I made a mistake by not being entirely truthful when meeting with the NCAA," Bryant told the magazine.

Bryant was a finalist last season for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation's top wide receiver.

In 2009, he scored four touchdowns on 17 catches for 323 yards.

SI said late Wednesday the school has begun the process of applying to the NCAA for his reinstatement.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Dez Bryant
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
WATCH: Umpire exits after hit in head with bat
Michael Jordan vetoed a Tracy McGrady for Scottie Pippen trade
WATCH: Irish soccer fans dent car roof, immediately fix it
Paulina Gretzky's dress upstages Dustin Johnson's U.S. Open win
Swedish soccer player removed from game for farting
Videos