Dez Bryants Suspension Sets Oklahoma State Ablaze

Curtis FinchumCorrespondent IOctober 7, 2009

STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 5:  Wide receiver Dez Bryant #1 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys celebrates his touchdown with teammate Dexter Pratt #22 during the second quarter of the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Junior wide receiver Dez Bryant is looked upon as somewhat of a god Oklahoma State.

The touted All-American has risen up as a top-of-the-line weapon in head coach Mike Gundy's offense, and could potentially be the best receiver to ever wear a Cowboy uniform.

However, as Bryant was ruled ineligible by the NCAA early Wednesday afternoon, the Cowboy student body was set ablaze.

Rumors flew through the streets as fast as ever, speculating on what happened to Bryant's future, and the potential problems it could cause not only for our football program, but our fan support.

Bryant's Facebook issued a public apology not long after the news of his suspension. He explained his actions and his mistake, and apologized to all of Cowboy nation that he was connected too.

The student body, however, have shown different opinions on the topic.

Many believe that Dez never did anything wrong, and that his lie, a simple mistake that can easily be corrected, is something the student body and football program must recover from as a unit.

Campus rumors have varied from all aspects: that he was in contact with a player agency regarding the NFL, that he was working out for NFL prospects with NCAA approval and that he was simply working out with a former player not knowing he did anything wrong.

Bryant has stated that he made a mistake via his Facebook page, mentioning that he thought he was breaking the rules and lied about it so he could stay eligible and represent Oklahoma State as best as he could.

Students across campus (the majority that is) have started to come together and build a very solid orange-clad wall of faith around Bryant, commenting on his status speaking positively and hoping for his quick return to the team.

The students have come to Bryant's aid in his time of need, though we are all disappointed in him, we will forever love the Dez Bryant that has claimed our hearts.

Orange clad students now wait eagerly for Bryant's return to the field, but in the end, the love and glory Bryant has received since he first put on a Cowboy uniform has not wavered.

He will forever be a Cowboy, and he will forever be loved throughout the Oklahoma State campus, by both faculty and students alike.