Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) - The Oklahoma Sooners will be without a pair of starters for Saturday's season opener against Louisiana-Monroe.
The World reported Monday that Sooners head coach Bob Stoops ruled out cornerback Cortez Johnson and defensive tackle Chuka Ndulue.
Both players have been sentenced in separate off-field incidents in the last calendar year.
According to the paper, Johnson pled guilty and accepted a six-month deferred sentence after being arrested for marijuana possession mere hours after the 2012 season finale against TCU, while Ndulue pleaded no contest to a DUI charge from late June and also received a deferred sentence.
Freshman Zack Sanchez is slated to take Johnson's place, while Quincy Russell is expected to sub for Ndulue.