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Oklahoma football: Two players arrested on marijuana possession

University of Oklahoma wide receiver Jalen Saunders and defensive back Cortez Johnson were arrested early Sunday morning, accused of possession of a controlled substance.
By Jason Kersey and Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: December 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm •  Published: December 2, 2012
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Oklahoma wide receiver Jalen Saunders was arrested early Sunday morning on a complaint of possession of a controlled substance.

The OU junior was booked at the Cleveland County Sheriff's office at 2:34 a.m. on possession of marijuana.

Saunders and OU defensive back Cortez Johnson, both 20, were arrested during a traffic stop at Lindsey and Oakhurst in Norman about 2 a.m., sheriff’s spokeswoman Megan McCormick said. The vehicle belonged to Saunders, but Johnson was driving, she said.

Saunders, a transfer from Fresno State in his first year at Oklahoma, was one of the stars of Oklahoma's 24-17 win at TCU Saturday. Saunders was the Sooners' leading receiver with seven receptions for 108 yards and one touchdown. He has 53 catches for 766 yards and three touchdowns in eight games.

Johnson is sitting out this season after transferring from Arizona, where he was coached by current OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops.

An OU athletic department spokesman declined comment on the arrests.

Contributing: Staff Writer Bryan Dean

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