Sports Illustrated's investigative series on Oklahoma State concentrated on drug issues in Part III of a five-part series. Background on the people mentioned in Part III and their role in the story:
Andrew Alexander: A DB/return specialist from Lawton, Alexander was at OSU in 2003-04. After redshirting, Alexander was with the team only one more season. He was dismissed before the 2005 spring game for violation of team rules.
SI reference: Alexander said in 2003 he saw several teammates smoke marijuana but declined to use. However, a year later Alexander said he smoked marijuana daily and “partied sunup to sundown.”
Eric Allen: A wide receiver from Colorado, Allen redshirted in 2003. He didn't catch a pass in 2004 and transferred to Montana.
SI reference: Allen said teammates sold drugs at least one season he was in the football program. Allen also admitted to smoking marijuana while on the team.
Gerron Anthony: Offensive lineman was with the program in 2010 and 2011. After a redshirt season, he played briefly his second year but injuries ended his career. He remained in school through 2012. Anthony later was arrested in Stillwater for possession of marijuana.
SI reference: Anthony said he knew teammates that smoked marijuana before practices and/or games and also said teammates sold drugs.
Tatum Bell: Running back from DeSoto, Texas, rushed for 3,409 yards from 2000-03.
SI reference: Thomas Wright claimed in 2003 star players like Tatum Bell were permitted to continue to use marijuana without penalty if they attended “Weed Circle” counseling sessions.
William Bell: The defensive end from Belton, Texas, redshirted in 2004 and was dismissed the following spring for violation of team rules.
SI reference: Bell said he was a “borderline pothead” when he arrived at OSU. Later in his career he said he would drive home to Belton, Texas, and bring back marijuana, charging $10 a blunt and $30 a quarter ounce. He claimed he made $300 to $400 a week selling marijuana to teammates. Bell said he also sold methamphetamines to students not in the football program.
Doug Bond: The offensive lineman from South Grand Prairie (Texas) was projected to be a starter in 2005 but was dismissed that May for violation of team rules.
SI reference: Bond said a uniformed teammate drank bleach in an attempt to mask marijuana before taking a drug test. Bond, who admitted in the article he and other teammates smoked marijuana before practices and/or games, said strength coach Rob Glass once told him, “Why don't you work out, then go hit your bong?”
Bo Bowling: The former QB from Tonkawa played his final two seasons as a wide receiver, compiling 52 receptions. Off the field, Bowling was arrested in 2009 after police found 108.6 grams of marijuana and other drugs in his residence. OSU suspended Bowling for one season. He plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession, served 15 days in jail, received counseling and performed community service. The following year Bowling was readmitted to the football team. He made a key contribution his senior year (42 receptions).
SI reference: Giving great detail about Bowling's drug arrest in 2009, SI used Bowling as an example the magazine contends showed favoritism to players with positive drug tests if they produced in games.
Jeremy Broadway: A wide receiver from Houston, Broadway caught 17 passes during his three-year career. He was temporarily suspended from the team in November 2007 and then dismissed the following month for violation of team rules.
SI reference: Broadway admitted to smoking marijuana while on the football team.
Larry Brown: A defensive tackle, Brown was a junior-college transfer who played a key role in 2004 and 2005. The two-year starter posted 10.5 career tackles for loss.
SI reference: Brown said he witnessed teammates snort cocaine.
William Cole: A wide receiver from Cedar Hill, Texas, Cole played at OSU from 2007-08. A premier athlete, Cole was trying to adapt to receiver. His redshirt freshman year, he had only two catches but was projected to compete for the opening opposite Dez Bryant. Cole tore his ACL in August and was dismissed before the Holiday Bowl for violating team rules.
SI reference: Cole admitted to smoking marijuana with teammates.
Ricky Coxeff: The cornerback from Houston North Shore played in 15 games for OSU in 2003-04. Facing a lengthy suspension for a violation of team rules, Coxeff left the team after his redshirt sophomore season.
SI reference: Coxeff admitted to smoking marijuana while on the football team.
Jonathan Cruz: An offensive lineman, Cruz was on the roster in 2002 but became academically ineligible.
SI reference: Cruz said in 2002 if a player produced, things (drug use) were overlooked. (Side note: Cruz said in a lengthy story with the O'Colly on Thursday that SI writer Thayer Evans constantly pushed for interviews, misled what he was writing about and didn't print any positive comments he made about Gundy and the program).
Damian Davis: A wide receiver who played at OSU from 2007-08. The Cowboys' third leading receiver in 2008, Davis was dismissed for violating team rules. He was allowed to return as a non-scholarship player but never played in another game.
SI reference: Davis admitted to smoking marijuana while on the football team.
Ahmed Denson: A linebacker, Denson played in 2000 in Bob Simmons' final season. He was enrolled at OSU during the 2000-01 school year but never qualified academically.
SI reference: Denson admitted to smoking marijuana while on the football team in the Simmons era.
Victor DeGrate: The defensive end from DeSoto, Texas, was a three-year starter, recording 197 tackles from 2003-06.
SI reference: Thomas Wright claimed in 2003 star players like DeGrate were permitted to continue to use marijuana without penalty if they attended “Weed Circle” counseling sessions. DeGrate reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana while on the football team.
LeRon Furr: A linebacker from Columbus, Ga., Furr played at OSU in 2009-10. Chronic injures ended his career after his redshirt freshman season.
SI reference: Furr said football staff members joked about marijuana use. Furr also admitted to smoking marijuana with teammates.
Brad Girtman: Defensive tackle from Houston Memorial played one season, starting three games. Academic issues officially ended his career, but a throat-slashing gesture threatened his status even if he had remained at OSU.
SI reference: One of the more outspoken players quoted in Part I on players allegedly receiving payments, Girtman's only reference in Part III is he admitted to smoking marijuana while on the football team. Girtman also is one of the players Thomas Wright mentioned who were permitted to continue to use marijuana in 2003 without penalty if they attended “Weed Circle” counseling sessions.
Rob Glass: Highly respected assistant athletic director for speed, strength and conditioning, Glass is an OSU alum. Glass is praised by players and coaches for helping the Cowboys annually field one of the best conditioned teams in the country.
SI reference: Doug Bond, a former offensive lineman who was dismissed from the team in 2005, said Glass once told him, “Why don't you work out, then go hit your bong.” Glass is quoted in the article that he doesn't remember making that comment.
Rodrick Johnson: LB/DE from Galveston, Texas, Johnson played four seasons, recording 220 career tackles for the Cowboys from 2004-07.
SI reference: Johnson said Les Miles couldn't care less what a player did off the field as long as players performed on the field.
Victor Johnson: The safety played at OSU from 2008-10. He appeared in 16 games with the Cowboys. Maligned with legal or injury issues, Johnson transferred to Northeastern State in Tahlequah.
SI reference: Johnson admitted to smoking marijuana with teammates.
Cjijuan Mack: A talented wide receiver, Mack suffered a major knee injury and was never a major factor. Gundy announced in fall 2006 Mack was no longer with the team but didn't provide details.
SI reference: Mack said drug counseling groups were “like a brotherhood.”
Chris Massey: Signed during the Bob Simmons era, Massey was a safety/elite return man from Spiro. Massey led the nation in kickoff returns in 2001 and was a three-year starter at cornerback and safety.
SI reference: Massey said teammates sold drugs at least one season he was in the football program.
Isaac McCoy: A wide receiver from Alma, Ark., McCoy played at OSU in 2011. He didn't appear in a game and left the team.
SI reference: McCoy admitted to smoking marijuana while on the football team.
Andrew McGill: A backup QB in coach Bob Simmons' final season, on the roster in Miles' first season, McGill transferred to Bethune-Cookman College.
SI reference: McGill said an increase in drug use coincided with Miles' arrival, although SI reported players said marijuana use existed in the Simmons era. McGill admitted to smoking marijuana while on the football team.
Calvin Mickens: A cornerback from Beaumont, Texas, Mickens recorded 51 tackles from 2005-07. Mickens was dismissed from the team late in the 2007 season for violation of team rules.
SI reference: Outspoken in Part I on payouts, Mickens' only major reference in Part III is when he refers to a “Weed Circle” counseling session. Mickens said trainers would tell players their TSH (marijuana tests) results were going down but the stars' drug usage was covered up.
Les Miles: Miles is in his ninth year as LSU's head coach after he compiled a 28-21 record in four seasons at OSU (2001-04).
SI reference: The article states Stillwater police informed Miles of drug issues on the team and he reportedly responded: “What do you want me to do?” Miles in the article said he backed law enforcement 100 percent, asking them what he could do to provide assistance. Roderick Johnson said Miles couldn't care less what players did off the field if they produced on the field.
Richard Murphy: A defensive lineman from DeSoto, Texas, Murphy played at OSU the final season under Simmons and the first season of the Miles era.
SI reference: Murphy admitted to smoking marijuana while on the football team.
Dexter Pratt: A headliner RB in the 2009 class, Pratt redshirted and never played, leaving after one season.
SI reference: Pratt admitted to smoking marijuana while on the football team.
Marcus Richardson: OSU officials announced the redshirt freshman linebacker was no longer with the team in May 2008. No reasons were given.
SI reference: Richardson admitted to smoking marijuana while on the football team.
Seymore Shaw: The Shawnee RB committed to OU but signed with OSU as a Prop 48 player. Shaw rushed for 1,238 yards, 9 TDs in three seasons (2002-04). After Shaw was suspended indefinitely, he transferred to UCO.
SI reference: Quoted frequently in Part I on alleged payments, Shaw's only mention in Part III is he admitted to smoking marijuana while on the football team.
Herschel Sims: A highly touted RB from Abilene, Texas, Sims was dismissed for violation of team rules in 2012, shortly before being charged with two felony counts of second-degree forgery. He transferred to Lamar and eventually pleaded guilty.
SI reference: Sims claimed that 15 to 20 people that played in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl would have tested positive for marijuana and would have been suspended if tested. In the article, OSU officials are quoted 18 of 100 players randomly are selected to be tested and one player was suspended.
Walter Thomas: A mammoth DT from Galveston, Texas, Thomas played in 11 games as a true freshmen but recorded only nine tackles. He was dismissed from the team in fall 2007 for violation of team rules.
SI reference: Thomas admitted to smoking marijuana while on the football team.
Javius Townsend: An offensive lineman from Dallas Madison, Townsend redshirted in 2010 and is no longer with the program.
SI reference: Townsend admitted to smoking marijuana while on the football team.
Joel Tudman: OSU's assistant strength and conditioning coach also serves as the team chaplain and has served as a counselor, including sessions with players dealing with drug issues.
SI reference: The article cites several examples why Tudman is not qualified to be the head drug counselor for a football program because he lacks a degree geared toward counseling. Tudman told SI that in 2008 he began taking continuing education classes to become a licensed chemical dependency counselor.
Kevin White: A LB from DeSoto, Texas, White recorded three tackles in 10 games as a freshman. Early in the 2006 season, Mike Gundy announced White had been dismissed for violation of team rules.
SI reference: White admitted to smoking marijuana with teammates.
Darrent Williams: One of the top defensive players during the Miles era, a second-round draft pick by the Denver Broncos, Williams was murdered on Jan. 1, 2007 outside a nightclub.
SI reference: Thomas Wright claimed in 2003 star players like Darrent Williams were permitted to continue to use marijuana without penalty if they attended “Weed Circle” counseling sessions.
Donnell Williams: A linebacker, Williams was dismissed from the team for violating team rules early in his true freshman season in 2006.
SI reference: Williams said in 2006 “drugs were everywhere” but denied ever using.
Artrell Woods: Wide receiver from Bryan, Texas, recorded only two catches his one season at OSU. Following a weightlifting accident that injured his spine, Woods rehabbed to return at OSU but later transferred to UCO.
SI reference: Woods' only mention in Part III is he admitted to smoking marijuana and he knew teammates smoked marijuana before practices and/or games.
Thomas Wright: A safety from Sweeny, Texas, Wright recorded 52 tackles in three seasons at OSU (2002-04). He was dismissed from the team in spring 2005 for violation of team policy.
SI reference: In addition to saying he smoked marijuana with teammates before practice and/or games, Wright said he snorted cocaine after a 55-20 win over Kansas his freshman year, adding: “Everybody was doing it.”