Players violated team policies

Updated: May 16, 2005, 6:03 PM ET
Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Offensive guard Doug Bond, safety Jeremy Nethon and defensive end William Bell were dismissed from the Oklahoma State football team Monday, Cowboys coach Mike Gundy said.

In a news release, Gundy said the players were dismissed for violating team policies, but he would not elaborate.

Bond, a 6-foot-2, 305-pound sophomore from Grand Prairie, Texas, played in four games for the Cowboys. His only start came in Oklahoma State's game against Iowa State.

Nethon, a 5-foot-9, 190-pound junior from Beggs, played in nine games last season and made 10 tackles for the Cowboys. After playing in all 13 games during his sophomore season, he emerged from spring practice as the favorite to start at weak safety, but the Cowboys instead moved Jamie Thompson from strong safety to take the spot and Thompson led the team with 85 tackles.

Bell, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound freshman from Belton, Texas, redshirted last year.


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