Lincoln Riley boots 2 Oklahoma football players off team amid legal issues

Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma Sooners. (Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)
Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma Sooners. (Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) /

Oklahoma football head coach Lincoln Riley has revealed that Trejan Bridges and Seth McGowan are no longer members of the Sooners football team.

Lincoln Riley informed the media that wide receiver Trejan Bridges and running back Seth McGown are no longer with the Oklahoma football program.

These two players have been dismissed from the team for their alleged roles in a robbery that took place on April 15.

Reportedly, Bridges pointed a gun at the victim and threatened to kill him. Bridges was entering his sophomore season with the Sooners, while McGowan was only a freshman. With ongoing legal issues, Oklahoma decided to move on.

Riley said they are no longer on the team, but wishes them the very best in their future endeavors.

Oklahoma football: Lincoln Riley has dismissed Trejan Bridges, Seth McGowan

As Bridges and McGowan sort out their legal situation in Norman, the Sooners head into the heart of the 2021 offseason as one of the likeliest teams to contend for a College Football Playoff National Championship. After missing out on the playoff a year ago, Oklahoma is the favorite to win the Big 12 yet again, possibly getting past the national semifinals for the first time ever, too.

Oklahoma has one of the best quarterback prospects in Spencer Rattler, who has the potential to go No. 1 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft should he declare two years early. At this juncture, he is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. However, Oklahoma has a very worthy adversary in Big 12 play this year in Matt Campbell’s Iowa State Cyclones, who can absolutely make the playoff, too.

With Bridges and McGowan firmly out of the picture, Riley and his Oklahoma staff must move on.

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