Thursday, July 9, 2009
Two Cowboys face drug charges
By Tim Griffin ESPN.com
Two Oklahoma State football players were charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to police.
Freshman running back Dexter Pratt and sophomore tight end Jamal Mosley both were charged with one count of possession on June 17, after they were arrested by the Oklahoma State University Police Department, Lt. Mark W. Shearer of the department said.
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According to charges filed with the Payne County District Attorney's office, both "knowingly possessed and controlled within his residence a small plastic bag containing what appeared to be, and subsequently field-tested positive as a small amount of marijuana."
Both players are scheduled for arraignment on July 29.
Pratt, a 6-foot-1, 225-pounder from Navasota, Texas, was one of the top recruits in Oklahoma State's incoming class. He enrolled in school in January and was expected to challenge for playing time immediately.
Mosley, a 6-foot-4, 243-pounder from Memphis, Tenn., saw action in 11 games and caught five passes for 57 yards as a freshman last season. He was expected to be the Cowboys' No. 1 tight end coming out of spring practice as they attempt to fill the hole created by the departure of Brandon Pettigrew to the NFL.
Tim Griffin covers college sports for ESPN.com. You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.