Shaw Named in Protective Order

This is not a good time for a Cowboy football player to be in any trouble as first-year head coach Mike Gundy has shown that he is not going to allow members of his football team to show a poor example on the field, off the field or in the classroom. Fifth-year running back Seymore Shaw is likely to have a conversation, if he hasn't already, about being listed in Payne County District Court as the object of an emergency protective order.

The order was granted on Monday by District Judge William Wheeler to Emily Goff and it was served Tuesday to Shaw at his apartment in the Jefferson Commons complex in Stillwater.

The order states that Shaw, the defendant, threatened Goff with physical harm, harrassed her, and stalked her. The order runs through June 1 when a motion will be entertained for a more permanent action.

Shaw came into the Oklahoma State program as a then partial qualifier and sat out his first season. He was able to regain that year of eligiblity by making satisfactory progress toward a degree. Shaw went through commencement exercises a week ago and is believed to be eligible to play for the Cowboys this upcoming season. He missed all of spring practice following minor knee surgery in the off season. In order to work his way back up the depth chart he was going to have to prove in August that he was better than redshirt freshman Michael Hamilton and sophomore Julius Crosslin, both of whom had showed loads of ability during the spring practices and scrimmages.

Shaw has been plagued by injury problems during his Oklahoma State career limiting his practice and playing opportunities. Even with that Shaw has still had success as he has rushed for 1,238 yards and nine touchdowns on 228 carries. His best game came in a starting role against Baylor when he carried 30 times for 172 yards and a touchdown.

The waiting game is on to see how Shaw is dealt with by his head coach.

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