The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 2, 2012

2 Sooners face marijuana charge


Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. — Authorities said two University of Oklahoma football players have been arrested on possession of marijuana complaints.

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Meghan McCormick said deputies arrested wide receiver Jalen Saunders and defensive back Cortez Johnson at about 2 a.m. Sunday during a traffic stop in Norman.

McCormick said both Saunders and Johnson were booked into the Cleveland County jail and were released between 4 and 5 a.m. Sunday.

McCormick said she doesn’t know if either Saunders or Johnson has an attorney or when they’re due in court for an initial appearance.

The arrests come after the No. 12 Sooners (10-2, 8-1 Big 12) beat TCU 24-17 on Saturday.

Saunders scored a touchdown in the game.

Team spokesman Pete Moris declined to comment Sunday.