Family Tradition: Sutton’s Felony Drug Charge

The unfortunately named KUSH-AM in Stillwater, Oklahoma, reports today:

Sean Sutton Mugshot

Former OSU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Sean Sutton was arrested Thursday night on a charge of attempting to possess a controlled dangerous substance, and use of a communications device in the commission of a felony. Sutton is expected to appear for arraignment this afternoon in Payne County District Court.

Sutton was arrested after an investigation that started last August, according the spokesman for the Oklahoma Bureau Of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, Mark Woodward. Woodward says his agency received information from multiple sources that Sutton had been visiting multiple doctors for prescription drugs, and was confronted about it in August.

According to Woodward, Sutton underwent treatment for addiction to prescription painkillers, but the OBNDD began to receive information that Sutton was ordering prescriptions from out of state.

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SbB Is Hoopin’ It Up In San Antone For Final Four

We remember the Alamo, but forget to bribe Alamodome security.

• SbB is in San Antonio this weekend to take part in the fun & frivolity of the Final Four!

San Antonio signs

• Fresh off the Ernie Banks crisis, another sports statue has been punctured for punctuation problems.

• If a Browns cornerback can’t outrun the cops, how’s he gonna do against the Steelers receivers?

• The Kansas City Royals are hot, but their calendar’s even hotter!

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Pre-Sutton USF Coach Sues School Over Dismissal

At what cost was it for the University of San Francisco to hire Eddie Sutton & help the long-time college coach his 800th career victory? If Jessie Evans has his way, it’ll be a whole lot.

Jessie Evans Eddie Sutton

The SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE reports that the previous USF coach before Eddie’s arrival is suing the school for firing him, and is also going after USF’s athletic director and attorney for allegedly defaming him.

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Doug Gottlieb: Sean Sutton Fired By Okie State

ESPN analyst and former Oklahoma State basketball player Doug Gottlieb cites an anonymous source in reporting that, “(Oklahoma State basketball coach Sean Sutton, who kept the family name in place at Oklahoma State after succeeding his father as coach, will not return for a third season.”

Sean Sutton Pizza Delivery In His Future?

Gottlieb also notes Sutton will get paid for the final three years remaining on his 5-year contract with the school.

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Eddie Sutton Returing to College Coaching for USF

Eddie Sutton is coming out of retirement and heading back to the hardwood:

Eddie Sutton

CBS SPORTSLINE reports that the 71-year-old ex-Oklahoma State coach will taking over at the University of San Francisco on an interim basis. Sutton steps in for Jessie Evans, who apparently asked for a leave of absence for the rest of the season.

The convenient switch means that Sutton now has a shot at reaching 800 wins in his coaching career. Eddie - who also made coaching stops at Creighton, Arkansas and Kentucky - ended his tenure at Stillwater with 798 career victories. He could have reached the big 8-0-0 with the Cowboys, had he not retired after a DUI charge in February 2006.

Sutton’s first stab comes this Friday against Weber State in Ogden, UT. Hopefully, he’ll get a ride so he doesn’t have to drive himself.