Oklahoma State Basketball Player Darrell Williams Accused Of Rape, Suspended

Josh LambertContributor IFebruary 7, 2011

Darrell Williams, a talented forward for the Oklahoma State University basketball program, is facing four felony charges in Payne County district court in Oklahoma.

Williams was charged with one count of sexual battery and three counts of rape by instrumentation. He plead not guilty to the charges today. But that didn't stop Oklahoma State University from suspending the junior.

Darrell started to come on the last couple of games for the Cowboys scoring in double digits. The improvement on the floor was a promising sight for a cowboy team needing players to step up now more than ever.

The Cowboy basketball team had a great non-conference run, losing only to Virginia Tech and Gonzaga. But once in Big 12 play, started just 4-5. At that point, Darrell began to show his talent.

Unfortunately, his play was short lived. Until the process of the justice system has run its course, Williams will not be with the team.

The Cowboys are deep at the forward position, which is where Williams played. But with one forward down, Oklahoma State will have to adjust their rotation a little and the chemistry could be affected.

Nonetheless, head coach Travis Ford will get his team together and put them in the position to win.

Williams will probably have a chance to rejoin the team if he proves his innocence. If convicted, it's possible he will no longer be a part of the Oklahoma State Basketball program. I'm sure neither Travis Ford nor Darrell Williams want that.