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ROUNDTABLE: Could Tyreek Hill Return To Oklahoma State?

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Tyreek Hill posted some interesting comments on social media last week, which got us thinking. Could Hill be returning to Oklahoma State? Join us as we discuss it.

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Late last week we could not help but notice Tyreek Hill posting some cryptic messages on social media.

#Thacomeback

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There's been rumors that Tyreek was headed to the SEC, looking at Georgia or Florida, and of course, the elephant in the room, talk that he may return to the Pokes. What does it all mean?! Well, we've been discussing it.

Chris Ross -
"I have a hard time seeing him ending up at another division 1 FBS school. He only has one year of eligibility left, and he'd be required to sit a year if he went D1. We know from the Dorial Green-Beckham case at OU that the NCAA is unlikely to grant any kind of waiver in this scenario."

"If my logic is correct, that would mean Oklahoma State is Tyreek's only chance at playing D1 ball next season. I don't know how the Cowboys could (ignoring should) bring him back at this point, but what do you all think?"

Josh Poteet -
"I think you're right, Chris. I've heard from multiple people that there are rumblings within the program that Tyreek might come back. I just don't see how that could possibly happen with the situation still very much occurring. The only way I could see him playing FBS football next season is if his name is completely cleared. I'm not just saying that the victim drops the charges, but rather that he is found not guilty. Which is unlikely, I think."

Cade Webb -
"Unless she framed him (didn't), or there isn't evidence to support that HE in fact did it, then he's not coming back. It's weird how much I've heard about him coming back though. Usually with stuff like this, it doesn't amount to anything. However, I wouldn't be surprised at all to see him back, should his name be cleared. I don't know how to feel about it. I just think this is a little bigger than football. If he did it, but the charges are dropped, I still probably wouldn't want him back. It's quite the conundrum."

King -
"About those charges, the DA filed them, not her. So the DA would have to drop them. She can refuse to cooperate, which could make the DA not want to pursue a case, but if they have pictures and DR. statements it wouldn't matter, they'd still have enough to go after him."

Cade Webb -
"Ahh, good point. I hadn't heard that. That changed a lot then. The only way he gets off is lack of evidence then, correct?"

Colin Price -
"His lawyer is gun-ho about him being innocent. Maybe there is a case or something we just don't know about."

Chris Ross -
"Eh, every lawyer is. They have to be. Joe Mixon's was too, and he was on tape doing it. Tape OU successfully got buried, but still, it existed."

"King makes a good point. If she decides not to cooperate, which happens quite a bit in a case like this, it makes the DA's job exceedingly difficult. So, if they don't feel like they can win, they would more than likely drop it."

"One key factor is that she went to the hospital. All of that is on record, and therefore evidence. I'm not a lawyer, so I don't have any idea how strong that evidence would be, but it will be interesting to see how it plays out."

"I'm with Cade though, getting off on a technicality, or insufficient evidence, isn't the same as being innocent. OSU Football isn't a court of law. I have a hard time seeing Cowboy fans being okay with him coming back in this scenario. It would also be awkward for Gundy after receiving so much praise for immediately dismissing him."

Colin Price -
"I absolutely agree. The only way I see him playing again is if he's found innocent, not the charges are dropped, or he gets off on a technicality, or anything like that, just proving beyond a reasonable doubt that he's innocent. Which may be near impossible in his case."

Robert Whetsell -
"Jamie Blatnick almost killed a dude, and he has one of the top ten Bedlam moments ever because of a second chance."

"If Hill isn't convicted, I have no problem if Gundy decides to do something he's done multiple times before."

King -
"Blatnick was in a bar fight with a former player. Assault is assault, but there a slight difference there."

Gerald Tracy -
"I just don't see him playing here. It's such a hotly debated topic right now, especially in the football world, and I don't think our staff here wants to deal with that."

"Of course personally I would love to have a player of his caliber back on the team, but I am not sure that happens."

Chris Ross -
"So if the charges were dismissed, or it was pled down to a much lesser charge, and Oklahoma State was some RB depth away from making a run for the Big 12 crow, or possibly more, would you be okay with Hill returning?"

Gerald Tracy -
"I'd be very on the edge. I'd want him back, but at the same time all the negative PR may not be worth it. Then again, it might be worth it after all. It's a very hard situation to judge."

King -
"If he comes back, we can never say a single judgemental word about how OU deals with their players, and we'd take a ton of flack. Losing our moral superiority to the goons isn't worth it. If we let him back just to win games, we're an orange OU, or Alabama, or Florida State."

Robert Whetsell -
"I'm just saying, you have an incident where there was no question the perp did what he did, and it was pretty violent. He got to play again."

Chris Ross -
"Who knows, maybe this is all for not. OSU might not even have Hill on the radar anymore, and this is a bunch of postering from his lawyer. Heck, it could just be a way for him to keep his Twitter followers up."

"Robert makes a point, but like King said, big difference between a bar fight, and choking and throwing around a pregnant girlfriend. If movies have taught me anything, that stuff matters in the clink. If you think about it though, it sure is a strange lesson to learn; if you're going to mess up, at least wait until you're in the NFL."

Nick Tyler -
"Yeah like King said, if we bring him back to win, it makes the Cowboys no better, if not worse, than all the other cases so far."

"I think the most likely place Tyreek ends up next year is a non-FBS school. Also, could track have anything to do with it?"

Chris Ross -
"From a school point of view, I don't think track has anything to do with it. The only reason a D1 school would take the risk is for football. It's the money maker."

Cory Treece -
"I'm with King 100% on this. Unless she made the whole thing up, which is highly unlikely, OSU would be sacrificing everything it stands for morally if they bring him back."

Robert Whetsell -
"I'm with King 42.6479%"

Cory Treece -
"Haha, I think you need a few more decimal places."

King -
"I know I'm taking a hardline stance, but Robert is correct. If it could be proven 100% he did nothing wrong, then I'd take him back. But, I'm going Dave Chappelle on this, I'd need to see the girl say she's lying, see tyreek pass a lie detector test, and then see videotaped evidence that what he said happened was the truth. Sadly all of these things won't happen, but if they did I'd be fine with him returning."

"Outside of that, let's be better than OU. Also let's recruit running backs and have them stay around. Herschel Sims, I'm looking at you."

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Right now, there are only the few rumors creeping around the shadows of Boone Pickens Stadium. So, unfortunately we don't have any answers as to what Tyreek's future holds. Is there a scenario though, that you would be okay with his return to Oklahoma State?