This Sports Illustrated article continues to get torn apart by former Oklahoma State Cowboys players. First on Twitter, but now in every media form that will listen from radio, newspaper to television. Former OSU quarterback, and current Cleveland Browns QB, Brandon Weeden can now add his name to the list of players supporting OSU.
“I’ve read the first story that came out and literally I laughed throughout the entire thing. It’s comical for a lot of reasons and I won’t go through the whole deal, but obviously it’s dealing more with before I got there. First of all, clean slate, I didn’t take any money or do anything like that. That wasn’t the issue.”
“It all happened before I got there. But the guys that they did question were not very good sources to question because they are kids that got kicked off the team for drugs or for whatever it might be. They were dismissed and so these are guys that aren’t real credible. And the guy who wrote the article, we had a little run-in at Texas. He’s an OU guy. He’s always had it out for Oklahoma State, so he comes up to me after we beat Texas and he said, ‘when’s it going to happen? When’s Okie State going to pull it’s Okie choke? Like they always do.’ I laughed and said, ‘Who is this clown?’ to our SID guys. And long story short the guy has always had it out for Oklahoma State. He’s got a track record. You can go look it up. I’m not going to say his name. You can go look and see what he’s done. But he’s had it out for us, so it’s comical. The truth will come out. I’m surprised. Here’s what I’m surprised about is that a credible institution like Sports Illustrated would do 10 months of investigation and they have no credible facts to go along with the story.”
The common theme amongst the players arguing with Thayer Evans’ report is that they weren’t reliable sources. Weeden points to that again saying that these are players that were kicked off the team for one reason or another. He also points to Jason Whitlock’s favorite reason to bash the story, that Evans is a OU guy.