Mark Cooper of Tulsa World reports that former Oklahoma State basketball player Stevie Clark is suing the school, its Board of Regents and Coach Travis Ford. The former Cowboy claims that he was forced to take psychotropic drugs while he was on the team and was promised incentives, like a Camaro, he never received.
Clark was dismissed from the team in February 2014 following a stream of issues on the team, including cited complaints for public urination and possession of marijuana. In November 2013, Clark was sent home from a team trip in Florida for undisclosed disciplinary reasons.
Clark claims in the suit that the suspension came after he was “scapegoated for his starting teammates,” after being cited for another marijuana possession charge. Clark also claims that Marcus Smart, a sophomore teammate at the time, hazed him.
Clark also shared his frustration with Ford because of the drugs he claims he was forced to take in order to keep practicing with the team. The disgruntled sophomore says that the drugs gave him erratic side effects including suicidal thoughts.
Clark who averaged 5.3 points per game for Oklahoma State also claims that the school refused to release him so he could transfer to another Division I school prior to transferring to Indian Hills Community College.
Oklahoma State spokesman Gary Shutt responded to the allegations in an email
“Oklahoma State University has reviewed Mr. Clark’s petition and his claims are completely and utterly baseless,” Shutt said in the statement, per Tulsa World.
Clark left Indian Hills Community College in October 2014.