OSU basketball: Philip Jurick arrested
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State basketball player Philip Jurick, already facing physical hurdles to return to the Cowboys, now faces legal issues, after his Saturday night arrest on complaints of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
As first reported by the Tulsa World, Jurick was taken into custody by campus police about 7 p.m., not long after attending a team scrimmage inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. He was released at 1:20 a.m. on personal recognizance.
Jurick is trying to return from an Achilles’ tendon tear that ended his 2011-12 season, his first with the Cowboys after transferring from Chattanooga State. A 6-11 senior center, he averaged 4.9 rebounds and 1.6 points before the injury.
The time since the injury hasn’t gone smoothly, with Saturday’s arrest following a June incident in which he was charged with driving with a suspended license, a misdemeanor. Jurick faces an Aug. 20 court date for that charge.
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