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.
Stevie Clark has been dismissed from the Oklahoma State basketball team.
Clark, a reserve freshman guard, was arrested early Sunday morning when he was spotted by a police officer urinating out of the window of a moving car.
“We care about Stevie and wish nothing but the best for him,” head coach Travis Ford said in a statement. “We want him to find success in his future, where ever that may be.”
It was the third time that Clark has been in trouble this season. He was suspended for four games, including the team’s trip to Orlando for the Old Spice Classic, earlier this season. On January 1st, he was arrested and charged with possession in an incident where the driver of a car he was in claimed that Clark was rolling a blunt for other people to smoke.
Losing Clark is a big blow for a team that now has just six rotation players left. He’s the second player that the Pokes have lost this year, as Michael Cobbins ruptured his Achilles’ tendon.
Oklahoma State is in a bit of a freefall right now. They’ve lost three of their last four games, Marcus Smart is playing some of the worst basketball of his career and, sitting at 4-4 in the Big 12, they don’t look like a team capable of making any kind of a run at a league title.
Oklahoma State freshman guard Stevie Clark has been a member of the team’s perimeter rotation, averaging 5.3 points and 2.7 assists per game. But even though he’s been one of two reserve guards in the Oklahoma State rotation (Phil Forte III being the other), there have been some maturity issues that head coach Travis Ford’s been forced to address.
Clark was suspended for four games earlier this season, and in January he was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. That arrest resulted in him missing his fifth game of the season, a loss at Kansas State on January 4. And early Sunday morning Clark found himself on the wrong side of the law for the second time this year according to multiple outlets.
Clark was reportedly arrested and charged with outraging public decency, a citation that according to the Tulsa World carries a $249 fine. While the full report isn’t expected to be completed until Monday, the Tulsa World story provided the following details:
Stephen Clark, 19, was arrested at 12:46 a.m. on a complaint of outraging public decency. Police said they received a call about a man urinating out of a vehicle window. He was released from the Stillwater City Jail a few hours later after posting bond, a jailer said.
Oklahoma State, which has lost two straight and three of its last four games, hosts Iowa State on Monday night. Clark played just 11 minutes on Saturday in the Cowboys’ 76-70 loss to Baylor, tallying one point, one rebound and one assists.
Oklahoma State freshman point guard Stevie Clark was arrested on Wednesday morning during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana.
He wasn’t charged, but we now know the details of the arrest, which were in a police report obtained by Kelly Hines of the Tulsa World.
Clark was in a car driven by Marcus Caddell, a classmate from Oklahoma City Douglass High School. Clark was riding in the front seat without his seat belt on, which is why the car was stopped.
From Hines’ story:
After approaching the car, the officer noticed small pieces of marijuana on Clark’s shorts and between his legs.
Asked how much marijuana was in the car, Clark “could not speak but shook his head no” in response, according to the report. Clark reached into a side pocket in the passenger door and pulled out a half-filled marijuana blunt.
According to the report, Caddell said the marijuana was his and he didn’t want Clark to get into trouble. Caddell and Clark were arrested on complaints of marijuana possession while the other occupant was released at the scene.
Clark declined to speak to the police. He was averaging 7.0 points and 3.7 assists in 16 minutes off the bench this season, but was suspended for four games earlier in the year and did not make the trip to Orlando for the Old Spice Classic.