Jameel McKay to miss Oklahoma State game


Redshirt senior forward Jameel McKay dunks at the West Virginia game on Feb. 2.

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UPDATE: Jameel McKay reached out to Des Moines Register columnist Randy Peterson on Saturday morning, writing that his indefinite suspension was a result of something that happened during practice on Thursday.

“I don’t know what much [more] I can say, but it was practice-related,” he wrote to the Register. “I didn’t get in any legal trouble, [or] didn’t do anything to one of my teammates!”

McKay hinted in a tweet on Friday night that his suspension would be just one game, however ISU officials said that his suspension was indefinite.

“Indefinitely sounds harsh, because it’s only one game,” McKay wrote to the Register.”

The Cyclones will take on Oklahoma State at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Check back with the Daily for updates as they become available. 


Center Jameel McKay has been suspended indefinitely, an ISU spokesperson told the Ames Tribune on Friday. 

McKay did not make the trip to Stillwater, Oklahoma, for the Cyclones’ upcoming game against Oklahoma State. He tweeted Friday night, hinting that it would be a one game suspension, however, the ISU athletic department said that he is suspended indefinitely. 

McKay is averaging more than 12 points and nine rebounds for the Cyclones. 

Neither McKay, nor the ISU athletic department, was available for comment Friday night. The ISU athletic department did confirm the suspension on Saturday morning. Check back with the Daily for more information as it becomes available.