Mike Gundy Announces Dismissal of Brendan Vaughn Following Drug Arrest

Written by Kyle Boone

OSU head coach Mike Gundy announced on Tuesday that freshman linebacker Brendan Vaughn has been dismissed from the football program following an arrest on drug charges over the weekend.

“He’s been off our team since Sunday,” said Gundy following Tuesday’s practice. “Any time you violate team rules, then, immediately, you’re off our team, so I just wanted to clarify that with everybody.”

Vaughn was arrested on Saturday after OSU police found approximately 1.56 pounds of marijuana and $2,119 in his dorm room, as well as a digital scale and a digital security safe, according to the Tulsa World.

Vaughn was formally charged Tuesday with one felony count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a school and one misdemeanor charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He pleaded not guilty in his court appearance Tuesday.