Former Oklahoma State football players have said that the program was plagued by widespread drug use, that often there were dealers on the team and that the school helped keep stars eligible despite positive tests, according to Sports Illustrated’s latest installment on the Cowboys.
“Drugs were everywhere,” said Donnell Williams, an OSU linebacker in 2006, who said he didn’t use drugs himself, according to SI.com.
In all, 30 players told SI that they used marijuana when they were members of the football team. Players told the publication that some teammates even used drugs before games.
“[Against] teams we knew we were going to roll, a couple of guys would get high,” Calvin Mickens, a cornerback at Oklahoma State from 2005 to 2007, said, according to SI. “Some of the guys, [it] didn’t matter what game it was, they were going to get high.”
Three former players admitted to SI that they dealt drugs in the 2001, 2004 and 2006 seasons, while others said former teammates dealt drugs during seven other seasons.