Oklahoma State's Perrish Cox Suspended for Cotton Bowl

Curtis FinchumCorrespondent IJanuary 1, 2010

STILLWATER, OK - NOVEMBER 29:  Perrish Cox #16 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys runs a 90-yard kickoff touchdown return against the Oklahoma Sooners at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Senior cornerback Perrish Cox will not play against Ole Miss in the Cotton Bowl. Cox was suspended today by head coach Mike Gundy after violating team rules. 

Cox now leaves Oklahoma State's secondary even more depleted then after losing Andrew McGee to injury. 

Cox made a statement on his Facebook page saying, "Im officially not playing in the bowl game."

The loss of Cox now puts Oklahoma State's special teams in a hole as he was one of the most dynamic returners in the country. 

Oklahoma State sent a press release out confirming the suspension of Cox.  It stated only that he violated the teams curfew rule. 

Cox later said on his Facebook page that he was only thirty minutes past curfew because of New Years Eve traffic. 

Teammate Dez Bryant doesn't like the decision by Gundy either, thinking a whole game is too harsh of a punishment. 

Whether the punishment is deserving or not, Cox will not be playing in the Cotton Bowl as Gundy makes a statement to his team. 

No matter how talented you are, you must stay within the teams rules.