Mitchell sent home amid HS probe

Updated: August 12, 2009, 2:43 PM ET
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com

Oklahoma State freshman safety Joe Mitchell has been sent home amid allegations that coaches at his high school might have tampered with his academic transcripts.

Those allegations have left three of Mitchell's football coaches at Morton Ranch High School (Katy, Texas) near Houston, including his head coach, on administrative leave with the school district.

Oklahoma State officials allowed Mitchell to practice Monday, but decided to send him home as his transcripts were scrutinized ...

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