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OU Football 2012 - Stacy McGee Arrested, Almost Assuredly To Miss Cotton Bowl

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Oklahoma senior defensive tackle, Stacy McGee, was arrested early Monday morning according to the Cleveland County Sheriff's Department. McGee was charged with driving under the influence as well as driving with a suspended license.

While nothing is official at this point, the reported arrest all but guarantees McGee will not take part in what would have been his final game in an Oklahoma uniform, the 2013 Cotton Bowl. You may remember earlier this season McGee served a six game suspension that was imposed by the university, though the specific reasons behind said suspension were never revealed.

Needless to say, this news comes as an abrupt and disappointing end to a college football career that once appeared to be very bright. Since returning from that six game suspension, McGee had been a regular contributor in the Sooners defensive tackle rotation. Now however, Oklahoma will very likely be without him for their game against Texas A&M.

Seniors Jamarkus McFarland and Casey Walker will continue to start and much will be asked of them in this bowl game considering the significant threat Johnny Manziel presents. Without McGee, the pressure to make up for his absence will fall largely on the shoulders of redshirt freshman Jordan Phillips.