Trejan Bridges and Seth McGowan are no longer members of the Oklahoma football team, coach Lincoln Riley confirmed Thursday.
Bridges’ apartment was raided as part of an investigation into an alleged armed robbery after a 911 caller reported that Bridges and McGowan had stolen marijuana from him in the appellant’s Norman apartment April 15.
Police found a .45 caliber Glock handgun and “a bag of green stuff appearing to be marijuana” during the search.
“They are no longer members of the program and we wish them the best for the future,” said Riley.
No charges have been filed against Bridges or McGowan and both players have denied the charges through their attorneys.
Bridges and McGowan were suspended indefinitely shortly after the alleged incident. Neither played in the Sooners’ spring game on April 24.
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After the spring game, Riley was asked about the status of the two players.
“Much like everyone else, just let this thing play out from a legal standpoint and then we’ll make all the decisions we need to make from there,” Riley said.
McGowan entered the transfer portal shortly after the alleged incident.
Following the incident, the Norman apartment complex of Bridges decided to evict him, citing his alleged involvement in the incident and possession of a firearm, which the file said was prohibited. “On or near the apartment.
A hearing for the deportation case was scheduled for Wednesday, but the company decided to dismiss the trial that day.
Bridges was part of Oklahoma’s signature class of 2019, which included three five-star wide receivers.
He made seven catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns in his first season in 2019, briefly moving up to high school before returning to wide receiver.
Prior to this season’s Peach Bowl, Bridges was one of a trio of suspended Sooners who tested positive for marijuana in a test administered by the NCAA.
While the other two players who tested positive returned after serving a six-game suspension, Bridges’ suspension lasted longer.
The Carrollton, Texas native did not return until the Big 12 championship game and ended the season with two catches for 19 yards. Both of her receptions were in the Cotton Bowl victory over Florida.
Riley said he was disappointed with the receiver’s overall production last season.
The Sooners added Mario Williams, a five-star prospect, Jalil Farooq and Cody Jackson in the 2021 class. Farooq and Jackson were four-star prospects, according to Rivals.
Former Arkansas wide receiver Mike Woods recently announced his decision to transfer to Oklahoma. Woods had 32 catches for 619 yards and five touchdowns for the Razorbacks a year ago.
Riley also said Thursday that Colt Atkinson, a walk-in receiver from Denton, Texas, had received a scholarship. After the spring game, Riley put Drake Stoops, one of the Sooners’ most productive receivers a year ago and the son of longtime Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, on a scholarship.
McGowan, of Mesquite, Texas, played eight games with the Sooners last season as a rookie, rushing for 370 yards and three touchdowns. His playing time fell precipitously at the end of the season with the return of Rhamondre Stevenson.
McGowan has only had three runs in Oklahoma’s last five games. He had a run for 73 yards in the Cotton Bowl.
While the Sooners lost Stevenson in the draft and didn’t sign a running back in the 2021 class, they have some depth in the post.
Kennedy Brooks, who has had consecutive seasons of over 1,000 yards on the ground, returns after retiring last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the Sooners also added transfer from Tennessee Eric Gray.