STILLWATER — Oklahoma State University freshman basketball player Stevie Clark was arrested on marijuana possession charges at 9:57 a.m. Wednesday by Edmond Police, Police spokeswoman Jennifer Monroe said.
Clark, 19, a guard, was a passenger in a vehicle traveling north on Interstate 35 at 33rd Street. An Edmond Police officer stopped the vehicle for a seat-belt violation. The officer determined there was marijuana in the vehicle and arrested Clark and the driver. Clark had been released from jail by 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Clark has played in nine games for the OSU men's basketball team this season. He hasn't started, but is averaging 16.6 minutes of playing time. He is averaging 7 points a game. and has 11 steals.
Clark was suspended from the team in November when the Pokes were on a Florida road trip. He was reinstated after the team returned to Stillwater and played in the Dec. 6 contest against South Carolina in Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Clark played high school basketball at Douglass High School in Oklahoma City.
As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oklahoma State University athletics had not commented about Clark's arrest.
The Cowboys sustained a blow Monday night when starting center Michael Cobbins ruptured an Achille's tendon. Cobbins will have surgery Thursday and is out for the season.
The sixth-ranked Cowboys (12-1) opens the Big 12 Conference season at 3 p.m. Saturday in Manhattan, Kan. against Kansas State. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. The game will be televisied on ESPNU.
Cobbins out for season
Oklahoma State forward Michael Cobbins will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Cowboys coach Travis Ford said in a statement that Cobbins will have surgery on Thursday for the injury he suffered Monday's game against Robert Morris.
Cobbins, who started all 13 games, was averaging 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds.