A new addition to “players getting in trouble with the law” today. Oklahoma’s point guard, Isaiah Cousins, a freshman last season, was arrested last night for public intoxication and interfering with a police officer.
Not much is known so far about the situation but NBC’s College Basketball Talk is reporting that police found Cousins asleep on some grass. When they woke him up, he reportedly unresponsive and attempted to walk away from the cops.
Oklahoma’s head coach, Lon Kruger released a statement about the arrest today:
We’re aware of the situation involving Isaiah Cousins last night. Isaiah feels badly about the incident, will learn from it and move on. The matter will be handled internally.
Honestly, I doubt this incident gets much further than a fine and possibly some sort of demand for an apology. Cousins is a college kid, during summer time, who had a few too many drinks, how dangerous is that really in the long scheme on things? Based on most people’s university experience, that is about the norm.Of course not all the details have been released to the public but it doesn’t sound like Cousins did anything harmful to himself or others. As long as that remains the same, this will go away in a week or two when people move on to the newest scandal.
Hopefully if anything comes form this situation it’s that Cousins realizes that as a college athlete, he will be held to a higher standard. Attention on these guys from the media is often unfair, they are still just kids, but it doesn’t mean that it won’t exist. Hopefully Cousins is smart enough to adjust and keep his hobbies more private next time he decides to indulge in a little bit of underage drinking.