Oklahoma Sooner Guard Steven Pledger Suspended For Opener

Oklahoma Sooners starting guard Steven Pledger has been suspended for the team's opening game on Friday against the Idaho St. Bengals by Sooner head coach Lon Kruger for a secondary violation of NCAA rules.

According to Kruger, Pledger received the suspension because of his involvement in a pro-am game this summer and his failure to submit the correct forms to the OU compliance office prior to the game.

The compliance office became aware of the minor violation by monitoring Pledger's Twitter account (@SPtheGhost2 ) and self-reported the violation to the NCAA.

Last season Pledger was the Sooners' third leading scorer and assist man, averaging 10.9 points per game and 1.7 assists per game. The junior is slated to take a larger with the graduation of Cade Davis.

In the Sooners exhibition victory over Washburn on Sunday, Pledger led the Sooners in scoring with 24 points in 21 minutes. He also contributed six rebounds.

Ledger will come off suspension and be available for the November 18 game against the Coppin St. Eagles.

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