Pledger suspended for Oklahoma’s season opener
Starting guard Steven Pledger has been suspended for Oklahoma’s
season opener for a secondary violation of NCAA rules.
Sooners coach Lon Kruger announced Wednesday that Pledger will
sit out Friday’s game against Idaho State because he played in a
pro-am game last summer. Pledger, who averaged 10.9 points last
season, will be reinstated for the team’s next game Nov. 18 against
According to documents released to The Associated Press after an
open records request, Pledger failed to correctly submit an
electronic form with the compliance department to get permission to
play in the game. Compliance officials later noticed on Twitter
that Pledger had participated and self-reported the violation to
Pledger started 26 games for Oklahoma last season and was the
team’s third-leading scorer.