Oklahoma State cut ties with guard Stevie Clark back in Feb. 2014. According to a report on Friday night, the ex-Cowboy is now in the process of taking his former school and its head coach to court.
Stevie Clark field a lawsuit in Oklahoma County Court earlier this week, claiming he was promised a car during his recruitment, that he was used as a “scapegoat” for teammates and that he was put on psychotropic drugs, according to a complaint obtained by Mark Cooper of the Tulsa World.
“Various promises were made with regard to playing time and ensuring that Stevie made it to the next level,” the complaint states. “Travis Ford even promised Stevie a Camaro.”
Clark claims that he faced “hazing and disrespect” from teammate Marcus Smart, a sophomore at the time and the team’s leading scorer.
When he expressed frustration to Ford, Clark alleges he was put on psychotropic drugs without his consent. He was required to take the medication to continue practicing with the team, according to the complaint.
Clark committed to Oklahoma State as a four-star prospect, ranked as the No. 70 overall player in the Class of 2013 by Rivals. His stint with the Cowboys was short, averaging 5.3 points, 2.7 assists and 1.4 rebounds per game in only 16 appearances as a freshman during the 2013-14 season.
His lone collegiate season included several incidents. He was sent home from the team’s trip to Orlando for the Old Spice Classic in Nov. 2013. He missed all four games on that trip for undisclosed reasons. According to the complaint, marijuana found in his room was the cause of that suspension. However, Clark believes he was used as a scapegoat for other members of the team.
Clark’s off-the-court issues continued into 2014. On New Year’s Day, he was arrested for possession of marijuana. Clark was later dismissed from the program on Feb. 4, a day he was arrested again, this time for urinating out the window of a moving vehicle.
Clark would transfer to Indian Hills Community College in the summer of 2014, but left the junior college before ever playing in a game.
Stevie Clark’s time at Oklahoma State did not go smoothly, as the former four-star recruit was dismissed from the program in the middle of the season following a number of run-ins with the law.
Clark had since transferred to Indian Hills CC, but according to a report from Eric Bossi of Rivals.com, Clark is no longer a member of that program. As Bossi termed it, he has decided to “pursue other opportunities.”
Clark is still listed on the Indian Hills roster.
Three times last season Clark made headlines three times for incidents that happened off-the-court. He was suspended for four games and missed the team’s trip to Orlando for the Old Spice Classic. He was arrested and charged with possession in an incident where he was allegedly rolling a blunt for the other passengers in the car that he was riding in. Clark was dismissed from the team after he was caught peeing out the window of a moving car.
Stevie Clark, the former Oklahoma State point guard, has reportedly found a new home.
According to Joshua Parrott, Clark has committed to play for Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa.
Clark entered Stillwater as Travis Ford’s top recruit in Oklahoma State’s Class of 2014. He had several incidents during his lone season with the Cowboys. Clark was suspended for four games early in the season. To start the New Year, he was arrested for marijuana possession. His second arrest came a month later, for outraging public decency. The following day, he was dismissed from the program.
His dismal came at a rough stretch for the Oklahoma State program. On Feb. 3, the same day the announcement was made, the Cowboys dropped their third straight game, a triple-overtime defeat to Iowa State. Oklahoma State’s skid would last seven games.
In 16 games, Clark averaged 5.3 points, 2.7 assists and 1.4 rebounds per game.
Indian Hills finished with a 34-3 record, reaching the NJCAA National Tournament title game.