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Report: Three Oklahoma players to be suspended for Peach Bowl over failed drug tests

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Already underdogs for their College Football Playoff game against LSU, the Oklahoma Sooners find themselves in even worse shape now after three players reportedly failed drug tests.

According to Jason Kersey of The Athletic, three Sooners — defensive end Ronnie Perkins, running back Rhamondre Stevenson, and wide receiver Trejan Bridges — have been suspended for the Dec. 28 Peach Bowl after failing drug tests. Coach Lincoln Riley would not comment on the report when asked Wednesday.

These are big losses, particularly Perkins. He’s the team’s leading pass rusher with six sacks. Stevenson had 515 yards and six touchdowns this season, while Bridges served as a reserve wide receiver.

LSU was already favored to win this game. This will only help that narrative. Stevenson was a nice rotational back, and Perkins is a significant blow to a defense that was already preparing to face a juggernaut. Maybe they can take a page out of Dabo Swinney’s book and bang the disrespect drum, but that might not help them much here.

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