Friday, July 9, 2004
Gourley suspended indefinitely
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State has suspended offensive
lineman Adam Gourley indefinitely after an arrest for assault with
a dangerous weapon, coach Les Miles said.
Witnesses told Stillwater police they saw Gourley shoot a man
with a BB gun from the third-floor balcony of an apartment complex
on June 20. The victim, an unnamed 18-year-old male, was taken to
Stillwater Medical Center's emergency room, where doctors removed
the projectile from his head and later released him.
Gourley, 21, surrendered to police and was released on a $1,000
bond. The assault charge is a felony that could result in jail time
upon conviction, but first-time offenders like Gourley can receive
a suspended or deferred sentence, Stillwater Police Chief Norman
"It's obvious (Gourley) has made a poor decision," Miles said.
"We'll have to see to what extent the legal process will affect
Gourley, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound transfer from Butler County
(Kan.) Community College, was listed on the Cowboys' second team
following spring practices. He redshirted last season and has two
years of eligibility remaining.
Gourley has a court appearance scheduled for Aug. 9, the same
day the Cowboys begin two-a-day practices.