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 the Sooners' 24-17 win at TCU on 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 to comment on the arrests.
WASHINGTON: NO DOUBT ABOUT FUMBLE
In the third quarter of Oklahoma's win at TCU Saturday, senior defensive end R.J. Washington forced quarterback Trevone Boykin to lose control of the ball.
It was recovered by linebacker Frank Shannon, who returned it inside the Horned Frogs' 10-yard line; officials, though, initially ruled an incomplete pass. Upon review, the call was overturned.
“I knew it was a fumble because I saw his arm,” Washington said. “They said it was gonna be reviewed, and I was like, ‘OK, it's our ball.' I was telling everybody, ‘It's fine. It's us. He fumbled; I promise you.'”
Washington said the only thing that confused him was the subsequent spot of the ball. Because officials had blown the play dead, OU took possession where Shannon recovered the fumble, not where he returned it.
“They should've just let that go, even though Frank's slow and got caught on the sideline, but whatever,” Washington said with a laugh.
TCU coach Gary Patterson, when asked about his kicker's 32-yard field-goal attempt that was called no good, but appeared on television replays like it should've counted:
“Guy said it wasn't ... he was standing underneath it. I'll look at it tomorrow. I won't be very happy if it was. ... I will watch it, and then I'll protest it.”