Oklahoma State made a quick and decisive decision Friday night, dismissing star Running Back Tyreek Hill shortly after his arrest for domestic abuse late Thursday evening.
Hill stands accused of punching and choking his pregnant girlfriend after an argument at a Stillwater apartment. He was held in jail Thursday night before being released on a $15,000 bond.
Hill, a junior was the Big 12 "Newcomer of the Year" after accounting for over 1,800 yards of total offense for the Cowboys this past season including 3 TD's on kick returns alone. He was also a member of the schools track team, which he also cut him loose.
And this past week, he was named "All Big 12" after his heroic 92-yard punt return late in the 4th quarter tied the "Bedlam" game vs. Oklahoma, a game the Cowboys would win by an overtime field goal.
KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City provides a statement from Oklahoma State:
“Oklahoma State University does not tolerate domestic abuse or violence. Based on the evidence and the serious allegations that have been made, Head Football Coach Mike Gundy has announced that Tyreek Hill has been dismissed from the OSU football team. He also has been dismissed from the track team. The allegations are under investigation by Stillwater Police and by the OSU Office of Student Conduct. Those processes will proceed independently,”: Gary Shutt, OSU’s communications officer.
KFOR provides us with the TV story as well: