NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops confirmed Monday that junior defensive tackle Chuka Ndulue and sophomore cornerback Cortez Johnson won’t play in the Sooners’ 2013 season opener Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe.
Stoops didn’t elaborate on why the two starters won’t play, but it’s easy to read between the lines: Both Ndulue and Johnson were arrested within the last year, and arrests in the Stoops era have typically resulted in one-game suspensions.
Johnson was arrested in December 2012 along with wide receiver Jalen Saunders after the two were pulled over and found to be in possession of marijuana. Charges against Saunders were later dropped.
Ndulue’s arrest on a DUI complaint came in July.
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