Oklahoma Safety Will Sunderland Suspended Indefinitely; Status for Ohio State Game Unknown

By Eric Seger on June 20, 2017 at 7:00 am
Oklahoma safety Will Sunderland suspended indefinitely.
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Another Oklahoma football player is in trouble with the law.

New head coach Lincoln Riley suspended safety Will Sunderland indefinitely late Monday night. Oklahoma City Police issued a warrant for his arrest last Thursday and charged him with concealing stolen property on June 13, a misdemeanor.

According to The Oklahoman, Sunderland sold an XBOX One, controllers, games, a Playstation 4, controllers and games to a local electronics store for nearly $500. The gaming system and gear were stolen from Headington Hall on Oklahoma's campus, which Sunderland admitted to police he knew.

Sunderland's status for his team's game against Ohio State on Sept. 9 in Columbus is unknown. He is at least the second Sooners football player to face legal issues this offseason. Starting quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested in February on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He received 35 hours of community service and must pay a fine as retribution for trying to flee the scene in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Sunderland played in eight games during the 2016 season, recording 15 tackles and an interception during the Sooners' 45-40 victory over rival Texas. He broke up another pass against the Longhorns and was expected to start at safety following Ahmad Thomas's departure to the NFL.

If the former 4-star recruit from Missouri City, Texas, and 6-foot-2, 192-pounder does not return to the team, he leaves Will Johnson, Kahlil Haughton, Chanse Sylvie to vie for the starting job in the back of the Oklahoma defense.

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