STILLWATER, Okla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Former Oklahoma State basketball Coach Sean Sutton pleaded not guilty Tuesday to four drug-related felonies.
Trace Morgan, an attorney for Sutton, told a Stillwater, Okla., court his client was pleading not guilty to unlawfully obtaining and possessing oxycodone and other prescription drugs, The Oklahoman reported.
Court documents indicate Sutton, who is staying at a drug treatment facility in Tulsa, Okla., was arrested last week when he allegedly tried to pick up pharmaceuticals mailed to him by a woman he met last year while in rehab.
The Oklahoman said newly unveiled documents indicate Sutton, 41, told investigators he was using the pharmaceuticals to wean himself off of illegal drugs and had developed an addiction to painkillers.
Sutton's father, former OSU coach Eddie Sutton, had battled alcoholism throughout his long coaching career, the newspaper said, but his son's struggles were unknown until Friday.