Wednesday , Feb , 28 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Oklahoma State’s Boggan suspended

Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) – Oklahoma State forward Mario Boggan has been
suspended for Saturday’s game at Baylor, following a head-butting incident at
end of the Cowboys’ 84-70 win over Kansas State on Tuesday night.

The suspension was announced by Oklahoma State head coach Sean Sutton on

“After reviewing the film numerous times, there’s no question that Mario used
extremely bad judgment in head-butting (Kansas State’s) Cartier Martin,” said
Sutton. “Our program has been built on class and good sportsmanship through
the years, and we’re certainly not going to condone this kind of behavior.”

Boggan, the Cowboys’ leading scorer (20.1 points) and rebounder (7.9), also
apologized for the incident.

“First off, I would like to apologize to Cartier Martin and the Kansas State
Wildcats,” he said. “Last night’s game was a hard-fought game and shouldn’t
have ended the way it did.”

“I would also like to apologize to my teammates, my coaches and the Cowboy
fans,” Boggan added. “This is not the way I would like to be remembered on
Senior Night, and it’s certainly not the way I was taught to play basketball.”