OSU's Philip Jurick receives deferred sentences in drug case
BY KELLY HINES World Sports Writer
Monday, September 17, 2012
9/17/12 at 1:46 PM
Oklahoma State basketball player Philip Jurick received deferred sentences Monday after pleading guilty to misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jurick, a 22-year-old senior center, was arrested in August after campus police found marijuana, an electronic scale and 18 baggies in his apartment, according to an affidavit.
Several days later, coach Travis Ford suspended Jurick indefinitely for a violation of team policy and Jurick did not travel with the team to Spain for a 10-day exhibition tour. Ford said Monday that Jurick’s status with the team has not changed.
Jurick also appeared in Payne County District Court on Monday on a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license stemming from an April traffic stop. That charge was dismissed.
As a 6-foot-11 junior, Jurick averaged 4.9 rebounds and 1.6 points before being sidelined with a torn left Achilles, an injury from which is still recovering. He also was the Cowboys' second-leading blocker after transferring from Chattanooga State.
Oklahoma State basketball player Philip Jurick