Bowling suspended indefinitely

Updated: February 11, 2009, 11:40 PM ET
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com

Oklahoma State wide receiver Bo Bowling has been indefinitely suspended from the team after he was arrested on drug possession charges.

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"Bo Bowling has been suspended from team activities," Oklahoma State sports information director Kevin Klintworth said in a prepared statement. "His permanent status with the team will be re-evaluated at a later date, but probably not before the legal process has been completed."

A search on the Oklahoma State Courts Network Web site indicated that Bowling, a senior walk-on from Tonkawa, Okla., had been charged early Sunday by Stillwater police with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson said a search warrant was executed at about 4 a.m. Sunday, which led police to seize various amounts of drugs, several drug-related items and a quantity of cash.

Stillwater police confiscated a total of 108.6 grams of marijuana, along with more than $1,000 in cash, several plastic baggies with or without marijuana residue and several other items consistent with the distribution of marijuana at the residence.

Dickerson said Bowling was not arrested at the time, but charges were later filed and Bowling appeared in court Tuesday without an attorney, according to the Web site.

The report indicated Bowling was also in possession of Alprazolam, commonly known as the anti-depressant Xanax, along with a digital scale.

The documents indicate that Bowling entered a plea of not guilty and was released on $2,500 bond. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for March 2.

Bowling was expected to receive a scholarship after a strong 2008 season after making 10 catches for 200 yards, which ranked fourth on the team in receiving. He was set to challenge Damian Davis for a starting position in the 2009 season.

The team also announced receiver Damian Davis had been kicked off the team and receiver Artrell Woods decided to transfer.

Davis was second among Oklahoma State's receivers last season with 19 catches for 414 yards and two touchdowns. Woods, who had been recovering after injuring his back in a weightlifting accident that nearly left him paralyzed, made one catch for 7 yards last season.

Oklahoma State begins spring practice on March 9.

Tim Griffin covers college football for ESPN.com. You may contact him at espntimgriff@yahoo.com. Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.