MOORE — Oklahoma defensive lineman Chuka Ndulue was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Saturday morning.
He was taken into custody by OU police around 4 a.m., and released from the Cleveland County Detention center about five hours later.
Ndulue, 21, played in all 13 games for the Sooners last season. He led the team in sacks with five. The junior, who started nine games last season, is the only defensive linemen on the roster with considerable starting experience.
This spring, the 6-foot-3, 260-pounder was moved to defensive tackle due to lack of depth at the spot. .
OU gets commit: Oklahoma added another commitment to its 2014 class with the addition of Tulsa Union wide receiver Jeffery Mead.
Mead (6-foot-6, 180 pounds) is the second commit from Tulsa Union along with tight end Carson Meier, and the second wide receiver along with Dallis Todd of La Mirada (Calif.) High School.
Mead also had offers from Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, LSU, California, Arkansas and TCU. The addition of Mead, a three-star recruit with Rivals.com, gives OU 10 commitments in its 2014 class.
Sooners earn ESPY nominations: The national championship winning Sooners have been nominated for “best team,” a category that takes into account all teams, amateur and pro, men and women, from all sports. Other nominations in the category include the U.S Women’s Gymnastics Team, the San Francisco Giants, the Alabama football team, the Baltimore Ravens, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Miami Heat.
The last college team to win “best team” was OU’s 2000 football team.
Also, two-time USA Softball collegiate player of the year Keilani Ricketts has been nominated for “best female college athlete.” Ricketts will be up against North Carolina lacrosse player Kara Cannizzaro, North Carolina soccer player Crystal Dunn and Baylor basketball player Brittney Griner.
Fan voting is already under way at ESPYS.com