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Bryant won't play again

STILLWATER, Okla. —Oklahoma State All-American wide receiver Dez Bryant will remain suspended for the remainder of the football season, the NCAA ruled on Tuesday.

The junior will not be eligible to play until September 2010.

OSU plans to appeal the decision to the NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee, but athletic department spokesman Kevin Klintworth declined further comment.

The university announced Oct. 7 that Bryant was declared ineligible for lying to the NCAA about his relationship with former NFL star Deion Sanders.

A top NFL prospect, Bryant caught 87 passes for 1,480 yards and 19 touchdowns last season while also scoring twice on punt returns.

This season, Bryant led the team with 17 catches for 323 yards and four touchdowns through OSU's first three games.

While Bryant played in OSU's first three games, OSU compliance officials were investigating an apparent meeting he had with former NFL players Sanders and Omar Stoutmire that he later lied about to the NCAA.

Oklahoma State ruled Bryant ineligible because he "failed to openly disclose to the NCAA the full details of his interaction with a former NFL player not affiliated with OSU."

After his initial suspension, the university released a statement from Bryant saying "I made a mistake by not entirely truthful when meeting with the NCAA."

The No. 13 Cowboys (6-1, 3-0 Big 12) will host No. 3 Texas (7-0, 4-0) on Saturday night in a matchup that likely will determine which team plays for the Big 12 championship.

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