On Monday evening, the University of Oklahoma announced that Oklahoma Sooners safety Will Sunderland has been suspended indefinitely from the team.
According to records from the Oklahoma State Courts Network, the former four-star prospect from Midwest City was charged on Tuesday, June 13 with a misdemeanor count of concealing stolen property. An arrest warrant was issued on Thursday, June 15. According to the records, the offense occurred on March 15 of 2017.
In 2016, Sunderland recorded 15 tackles, eight of which came against the Texas Longhorns in Dallas. In that same game, Sunderland became a hero by intercepting a Shane Buchele pass deep in the Oklahoma red zone late in the third quarter.
OU #Sunderland interception saves 6 points for #SOONERS big play #OU up 35 to 27 w/ 3:20 in 3rd pic.twitter.com/YwSoIni1ZF— Steve Colis (@scolis) October 8, 2016
I’m not sure what the future holds for Sunderland at Oklahoma, but OU may be in a bit of trouble if he isn’t on the field this coming season. He was expected to take the safety spot left vacant by Ahmad Thomas, but now it looks like Will Johnson, Kahlil Haughton, Chanse Sylvie and potentially others will have to battle it out for that role.