OSU football: Futures of Victor Johnson, Jamie Blatnick remain unclear

Felony charge against Blatnick could delay a decision on his future by coach Mike Gundy.
By Brandon Chatmon, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Modified: August 4, 2010 at 9:58 am •  Published: August 3, 2010

"I'm not going to play Sherlock Holmes," Gundy said. "I'm going to get the base information and I'm going to read what is in the (police) reports. I'm going to gather enough information to make a decision, and Jamie has to live with the decision."

"What he did was dumb. I hope he would learn a lesson from what he did."

Off-the-field troubles have created a busy end to the summer for Gundy and OSU, with Blatnick's arrest last weekend and two arrests in two months for Johnson. But Gundy said he won't allow the actions of few players to ruin it for the rest of the team by creating stricter rules and restrictions on their behavior.

"I am not a firm believer in saying to the other 120 guys on our team, 'You can't live the life of a normal college student.' I just don't feel like you can do that," he said. "How can I punish the other 119 guys for one guy making a terrible decision?"

Players are told to be wary of poor decision-making and creating potential distractions throughout the offseason.

"That's a discussion that takes place all the time," Gundy said. "I don't think you can ever tell them enough."

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