STILLWATER — For the second time in two weeks, Oklahoma State has had a baseball player arrested. Gabe Weidenaar, a senior utility player and pitcher, was arrested in Stillwater on Thursday after receiving an 8-pound delivery of marijuana, according to The Daily O'Collegian. Also arrested were former OSU football player Jarrod Fields and college students Austin Yoder and Ryan Large.
The campus newspaper reported that an investigation started Wednesday, when a U.S. Postal Inspection Service agent delivered suspicious packages to Weidenaar and Fields. Stillwater police detective Kyle Bruce said Weidenaar is suspected as being the main source for the drug. Bruce said the packages were sent from California.
Weidenaar is not with the baseball team, which is in Manhattan, Kan., for a Big 12 series with Kansas State. He has started 32 games this season for OSU and ranks second on the team in batting average (. 314), tied for second for home runs (4) and second in steals (3). As a pitcher, the Bozeman, Mont., native is 1-1 with a 4.50 earned run average and has one save.
Weidenaar's arrest follows that of starting pitcher Kyle Ottoson. He was arrested April 17 on a complaint of aggravated driving under the influence. Ottoson performed community service before rejoining the team Tuesday. The four-time Major League Baseball draftee was the starting pitcher that night and fell two outs shy of a complete game as the Cowboys whipped Oklahoma 6-1 in Stillwater.
Fields, a former Ardmore High football standout, participated in OSU's Pro Day on March 9. The senior defensive back did not play for the Cowboys last season, although he was on the preseason roster. GoPokes.com reported that Fields was one of three passengers in a car when star wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested in October 2010 on suspicion of driving under the influence while in Carrolton, Texas.
Blackmon was the No. 1 draft choice Thursday by the Jacksonville Jaguars.