Oklahoma football: Cortez Johnson, Chuka Ndulue reportedly suspended for opener

by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: August 20, 2013


photo - OU's Chuka Ndulue (98) and Tony Jefferson (1) bring down UT's David Ash (14) during the Red River Rivalry college football game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) and the University of Texas (UT) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
OU's Chuka Ndulue (98) and Tony Jefferson (1) bring down UT's David Ash (14) during the Red River Rivalry college football game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) and the University of Texas (UT) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Sophomore cornerback Cortez Johnson and junior defensive tackle Chuka Ndulue will both miss the 2013 season opener against Louisiana-Monroe while serving a one-game suspension, Fox Sports Southwest reported Tuesday afternoon.

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops didn't confirm nor deny the report after Tuesday's practice, saying only that those issues are handled internally.

The suspensions aren't surprising. Johnson and Ndulue were both arrested within the past year, and arrests have typically resulted in one-game suspensions during the Stoops era.

Johnson was arrested along with wide receiver Jalen Saunders in early December 2012 after the two were pulled over and found to be in possession of marijuana.

Charges against Saunders were later dropped.

Ndulue was arrested in July on a DUI complaint.

STOOPS ANNOUNCES NEWCOMERS HE EXPECTS TO PLAY

Stoops announced after Tuesday's practice the new players he expected to see immediate action in 2013.

Stoops mentioned running back Keith Ford; wide receiver Austin Bennett; offensive linemen Tony Feo and Josiah St. John; defensive linemen Matt Dimon, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Quincy Russell and Charles Walker; linebackers Dominique Alexander and Jordan Evans; defensive backs L.J. Moore, Ahmad Thomas and Hatari Byrd; and punter Jed Barnett.

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by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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