OU's Sampson suspends three players

Thursday, December 2nd 2004, 11:13 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ University of Oklahoma officials say a final decision hasn't been made on the length of suspensions of three players who sat out of Wednesday night's game against Coppin State.

OU basketball spokesman Mike Houck says officials are still deciding the fate of starters Lawrence McKenzie and Drew Lavender, and backup Brandon Foust.

According to police in Anchorage, Alaska, McKenzie was arrested and jailed there Sunday morning after trying to use a fake ID to get into a bar.

The Oklahoman is reporting that Anchorage court records show Sooner assistant coach Bennie Seltzer paid part of McKenzie's bail bond, which would be an NCAA violation.

Lavender and Foust were not arrested, but The Oklahoman reports the two sophomores were suspended for curfew violations.

The Sooners were in Anchorage for the Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament.