Sutton Reportedly Cited For DUI

Oklahoma State head basketball coach Eddie Sutton has been cited for driving under the influence for his involvement in an automobile accident last Friday, and the school announced Monday that Sutton will not coach the Cowboys for the remainder of the 2005-06 season.

Sutton, 69, was citied for driving under the influence, speeding and driving left of center in an 5:45 p.m. automobile accident Friday, Stillwater Police Chief Norman McNickle said today. McNickle said Sutton was arrested but not jailed because there was not physical evidence to back up the DUI citation, the Tulsa World reported.

Sutton received a head injury in the accident and was transported to Stillwater Medical Center, where he was held for observation overnight before returning to his home Saturday where he watched OSU's two-point loss to Texas A&M on television.

McNickle told the Tulsa World that officers were unable to take a field sobriety test from Sutton at the scene of the accident because of his head injury. The Cowboy coach also refused to give blood for a blood test, but the police ordered it under state law, McNickle told the Tulsa newspaper.

Oklahoma State announced earlier Monday that Sutton would take a medical leave of absence and miss the remainder of the season, which includes tonight's nationally televised game against Kansas at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Cowboys, 13-11, have lost six of their last seven games entering the ESPN Big Monday contest.

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