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Oklahoma State basketball: Darrell Williams ready to tell his side of story

Former Cowboys player said he hopes to continue basketball career in Division II, overseas or the NBA Developmental League
by John Helsley Published: October 22, 2012

As the Cowboys readied for Monday's basketball practice inside Gallagher-Iba Arena, a tall figure in a T-shirt, shorts and a Chicago White Sox hat – flipped backward – stood underneath one goal, banking in shots off the glass.

Darrell Williams.

The former Cowboy, convicted of rape by instrumentation and one count of sexual battery in July, was back in Stillwater, saying he's ready to move on with his life, but also ready tell his side of the story, after not testifying at his trial.

“There's a lot that needs to be told, needs to be said about the justice system,” said Williams, who was handed a suspended sentence and released from jail. “There were a lot of things that just weren't right.

“My people have reached out to Dr. Phil and Oprah. You're going to hear the story.”

Williams said he'll soon be returning to his hometown in Chicago to be around family. Williams remains on track to graduate. And he's not giving up on his basketball dream, although it's a dream that won't continue at OSU.

“I've had some teams reach out to me,” Williams said. “I'm not finished with basketball yet. Whether it's Division II, overseas or the D League, I want to play.”


Freshman Marcus Smart wore the No. 3 in high school and wanted it at OSU, only to find out that number isn't issued, in honor of Daniel Lawson, one of the 10 killed in the plane crash of 2001.

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