Lincoln Riley: Trejan Bridges, Seth McGowan No Longer a Part of Oklahoma Program

After being removed from the roster, the OU coach said during a press conference Thursday that he wishes the two embattled Sooners well.
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Trejan Bridges and Seth McGowan are no longer members of the Oklahoma program.

The duo is no longer listed on the online roster, and Lincoln Riley confirmed they are no longer on the team in a Zoom press conference on Thursday.

“They’re not members of our program anymore,” Riley said. “We wish them the very best going forward.”


Bridges and McGowan were identified by the Norman Police Department as suspects in an alleged robbery and assault that took place on April 15.

Norman PD told SI Sooners that no charges have been filed and no arrests have been made at this point. 

When asked about the struggling with balancing letting student athletes learn from their mistakes and discipline in general, Riley said he owed it to his program and the university to sometimes make tough decisions.

“You have mistakes [players make] that you feel like they can overcome and learn from and then there's obviously, there's always got to be a line there,” he said. “There's certain things that if they happen, there's really no explaining left to do.

“We are in the business of helping people, we can't forget that. I mean every little mistake that happens out there people want us to just toss guys away immediately and that's, that's not our nature that's not who we want to be at all. But at the same time, we've also got a university and a proud football program and a lot of things here to protect as well. And we're going to help these kids as much as we can but we're certainly going to protect the program and the university as well.”

McGowan has reportedly already entered the NCAA Transfer Portal.