Johnson, Ndulue to miss season opener

Off the field transgressions will force Chuka Ndulue and Cortez Johnson to miss OU's first game.

Cornerback Cortez Johnson and defensive tackle Chuka Ndulue will both miss Oklahoma's season opener next weekend against Louisiana-Monroe because each will be serving a one-game suspension.

OU coach Bob Stoops didn't confirm nor deny the report following Tuesday practice. When asked about what action, if any, for Ndulue and Johnson would be, Stoops said he wouldn't announce it publicly and would handle it in-house.

The one-game suspension for both is not shocking as that has been the status quo for off the field issues such as arrests under Stoops.

Johnson and wide receiver Jalen Saunders were arrested in December after the two were pulled over and had possession of marijuana. Saunders is in a different scenario, though, because the chargers against Saunders were later dropped.

Ndulue was arrested last month on a DUI complaint. Stoops didn't comment on who would be starting at defensive line or at corner next weekend, the two positions Ndulue and Johnson were expected to start at for the season opener.

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