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Berry Tramel: Wes Lunt will start all 12 games at Oklahoma State

Berry Tramel answered questions from readers in yesterday's Power Lunch Chat. Participate in our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports.
by Berry Tramel Modified: July 19, 2012 at 10:14 am •  Published: July 19, 2012
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The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel answered questions from readers in yesterday's Power Lunch Chat. Read the entire chat recap here. Participate in our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports.

Here are some of the highlights:

When do you think that the NFL and NBA are going to have enough of their players getting thrown in jail, DUI charges, and drug possession and just start kicking guys out of the league? If we got caught doing any of that stuff as normal people we would lose our jobs, so why don't they? Is this really the image these two leagues want?

Actually, all kinds of people don't lose their jobs over drunk driving, etc. Whole lot of people, we don't even know they got arrested. But the NFL clearly, under Roger Goodell, is taking steps to clean up its streets. Baseball can't do much of anything, because its union is so strong, though I would say that baseball players generally stay more on the straight and narrow than do football and basketball players.

Do you think Big 12 coaches will say much about Joe Paterno/Penn State next week?

I don't know, but I hope they show better sense than did Gary Pinkel. Listen, say you feel sorry for Paterno. Say you don't know enough about it to speak. Say whatever you want. But don't give some glowing tribute to Faux Pa.

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by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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