STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State senior center Phillip Jurick has been suspended indefinitely after he pleaded not guilty to charges that he possessed marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Jurick signed with Tennessee out of East Ridge High School in Chattanooga. The 6-foot-11 Jurick never played for the Vols. He was redshirted in the 2008-09 season. Former UT coach Bruce Pearl refused to grant Jurick his release and he signed with Chattanooga State where he played two seasons.
Coach Travis Ford announced Tuesday that Jurick will not travel with the Cowboys on their upcoming foreign tour in Spain and that a final decision on his status will be made when more information is obtained.
Jurick was charged Monday with counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges Monday, and he was scheduled to appear again in court on Aug. 20.
Jurick played in 27 games and started 16 for Oklahoma State last season before injuries ended his season. He averaged 1.6 points and 4.9 rebounds.