NORMAN, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Sooners could be without a key defensive lineman against Texas A&M in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.
Senior defensive tackle Stacy McGee was arrested about 1:15 a.m. Monday on a complaint of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license, according to Cleveland County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Meghan McCormick. McGee was released from the Cleveland County Detention Center around 8 a.m. Monday, McCormick said.
McGee was suspended for Oklahoma's first six games after violating university rules during the preseason. But he had returned to the Sooners midseason and become a regular part of the defensive tackle rotation along with Jamarkus McFarland and Casey Walker. If McGee does not play in the Cotton Bowl, the Sooners could turn to freshman Jordan Phillips, who has played sparingly as OU's fourth defensive tackle this season.
McGee is the third Sooner to be arrested since the regular season ended. Wide receiver Jalen Saunders and cornerback Cortez Johnson were booked together earlier this month on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession. Coach Bob Stoops has not revealed whether Saunders, one of OU's top offensive playmakers, will be suspended for the Cotton Bowl.
OU plays the Aggies on Jan. 4.