OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - All-America receiver Dez Bryant has lost
his final appeal to be reinstated by the NCAA this season.
Bryant has sat out the last five games for No. 18 Oklahoma State
(6-2, 3-1 Big 12) after the school ruled him ineligible for lying
to an NCAA investigator looking into Bryant's offseason meeting
with former NFL player Deion Sanders.
The NCAA decided last week that Bryant should be suspended until
next September, and OSU appealed to the NCAA's Student-Athlete
That group announced Thursday that it had rejected Bryant's appeal.
Bryant caught 87 passes for 1,480 yards and 19 touchdowns last season while also scoring twice on punt returns. The junior is eligible to enter next year's NFL draft.