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STILLWATER — The Oklahoma State football program was put on one-year probation, fined $8,500, given self-imposed recruiting restrictions and had its student-athlete host program temporarily suspended following an NCAA ruling Friday that the university did not follow its drug testing policy or properly regulate its Orange Pride program. DRUG TESTING From January 2008 to October 2012, five football players who tested positive for banned substances participated in a total of seven games in which they should have been withheld, in accordance with the university’s policy. OSU athletic director Mike Holder told the NCAA in a January hearing he “mistakenly” believed he had “latitude” as the drug program’s administrator to make exceptions under the policy and approved those exceptions through coach Mike Gundy. Gundy admitted he was “guilty” in making decisions that contradicted the policy if he felt suspension was not in the player’s best interest. However, Holder was assigned to oversee the drug testing policy and he said “there is no question” he should have gone by “the letter of the law” and those student athletes in violation should have been suspended in line with the university’s policy. Read more: http://newsok.com/ncaa-announces-infractions-penalties-for-oklahoma-state-football-program/article/5413353