Will Sunderland was primed to start at safety this fall for the Sooners, but after today, he’s left wondering whether or not he will ever seen the field again at Oklahoma. New head coach Lincoln Riley announced Monday evening the Sunderland has been indefinitely suspended.
As for what led to Sunderland’s suspension, reports indicate that the junior was arrested on June 15 for concealing stolen property.
Typo alert: He was arrested June 15. My bad.
— Brady Vardeman (@BradyVardeman) June 20, 2017
The details of what led to his arrest are unknown at this time, but concealing stolen property is a misdemeanor.
Sunderland was a consensus 4-star member of Oklahoma’s 2015 recruiting class out of Oklahoma City, OK, and has made an immediate impact on the defense since first stepping foot on campus. He played in eight games as a true freshman and saw time in the rotation last season as well.
If Sunderland is able to made it back from suspension, he is expected to earn the starting role opposite Steven Parker. If he is unable to make it back to the team, it is expected that Kahlil Haughton, Will Johnson and Chanse Sylvie will compete for the starting role.