Stillwater, Okla. — Oklahoma State suspended starting forward Darrell Williams on Monday after he was charged with four felony counts alleging he inappropriately touched two women without their consent.
Williams, 21, made a brief court appearance after he was charged with one count of sexual battery and three counts of rape by instrumentation. Several players, including fellow starters Keiton Page and Jean-Paul Olukemi, came to the courthouse and sat next to Williams in a packed courtroom or waited outside for his hearing to finish.
“It goes without saying that we take the charges very seriously,” coach Travis Ford said in a statement. “Darrell will not travel or play while the legal issues are addressed.”