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10 Takeaways From Sports Illustrated's 'The Sex' Report On Oklahoma State


Today, the fourth part of the Sports Illustrated series on Oklahoma State has been released: 'The Sex'. On Tuesday, the publication kicked off with 'The Money', then followed up with the 'The Academics' and'The Drugs' -- all three reports have been met with much criticism.

Today's focus was less than admirable sexual activity that took place at Oklahoma State since 2000 -- you can read SI's full piece here. Here are our ten takeaways from 'The Sex' -- remember that all accusations are alleged:

  • Orange Pride is an "organization that donates their time and efforts to assist with Recruiting for Oklahoma State and the Football Program." It is an all-female organization on campus, and applicants must submit a photo of themselves with their resume
  • Most Orange Pride members never had sexual relations with recruits or players, but there were a select few who were specifically known for their promiscuity
  • The Orange Pride recruiting tactics included not only sexual acts, but drugs and alcohol with high school players as well
  • Former Cowboy Chris Wright on special teams coach Joe DeForest: "He was pissed I didn't get [the recruit] laid," Wright says of DeForest. "He told me I would never host a recruit again"
  • The size of Orange Pride tripled under coach Les Miles, at the same time that Oklahoma State's recruiting dramatically improved
  • Les Miles would personally interview Orange Pride candidates and pick who would be added to the group (there was a group would would approve)
  • "I didn't say two words to her," he [Roderick Johnson] says. Johnson, Woods and Calvin Mickens, a cornerback from 2005 to '07, say players also regularly took recruits to another female student who gave them oral sex
  • Assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Josh Henson would specifically pair up certain Orange Pride members with certain recruits
  • A sense of entitlement is being created for football players who think that the women on campus are only there for sex for them
  • "There's no other way a female can convince you to come play football at a school besides [sex]," says Artrell Woods

Part five of the series is titled 'The Fallout' and will be released next Tuesday -- here's an excerpt:

One of the selling points of college football is that it changes lives, that young men have their character and fortunes enhanced by taking part in the sport, even if they remain on campus for only a short time. But in the past decade, player after player has been driven out of Stillwater, returning to worlds they had hoped to escape. Some have been incarcerated, others live on the streets, many have battled drug abuse, and a few have attempted suicide.

If you've made it this far, you probably can't wait for the riveting conclusion.