Ok. St. finds no violations, considers Blackmon matter closed


We noted a report this morning which, citing sources, stated that Oklahoma State was confident that no impermissible benefits were involved in the events surrounding the arrest of wide receiver Justin Blackmon.

Thursday afternoon, OSU confirmed as much.

In a press release issued by the school, a brief investigation by the compliance department into Blackmon’s attendance at a Dallas Cowboys game Monday night found that no NCAA violations were committed.

“The Oklahoma State University Office of Athletics Compliance has reviewed circumstances related to student-athletes traveling to Arlington, Texas, to attend Monday night’s NFL game. Based upon all information gathered, and in consultation with the NCAA and others, the OSU compliance staff has determined that no violations of NCAA legislation occurred.”

Tulsa World reported earlier today that Blackmon and his friends received tickets to the Cowboys-Giants game from the father of a former OSU teammate.

Following the game and on the drive back to Stillwater, the vehicle Blackmon was driving was pulled over and the receiver was ultimately arrested on a DUI complaint.  For that arrest, Blackmon received a one-game suspension.  The All-American candidate will miss this weekend’s game with Kansas State.