Tweet causes player suspension
Oklahoma receiver Jaz Reynolds took trash talking ahead of the Red River Rivalry with Texas too far for Coach Bob Stoops.
Stoops suspended Reynolds indefinitely on Wednesday after the receiver referenced on Twitter the gunman who committed suicide on the University of Texas campus.
The message posted Tuesday, the day after the incident, read, “Hey everyone in Austin, tx…….kill yourself.”
Reynolds didn’t help matters with a follow-up: “Everyone in austin, tx disregard that last tweet… y’all will mess around n do it lmao.”
The account was no longer active Wednesday.
“Our rivalry with Texas will not come at the expense of dignity and respect,” Stoops said in a statement. “We have great concern for what happened in Austin and I am incredibly disappointed that someone connected with our team would react so callously.”
Reynolds has no catches this season and will miss at least Saturday’s game between
the eighth-ranked Sooners and No. 21 Texas in Dallas.
Boise State player to sit for half
The Western Athletic Conference has suspended Boise State’s Winston Venable for the first half of the third-ranked Broncos’ game against New Mexico State this week.
Venable was suspended for a helmet-tohelmet hit on receiver James Rodgers during last week’s victory over Oregon State.
North Carolina to appeal
North Carolina will appeal the suspension of two players for accepting improper benefits from an agent in hopes they will be ruled eligible to play Saturday against East Carolina, Athletic Director Dick Baddour said. The NCAA last week suspended cornerback Kendric Burney for six games and safety Duenta Williams for four after it was determined they received money for several trips. Both players have already sat three games, which will be applied to their punishment.
Michigan Coach Rich Rodriguez said quarterback Denard Robinson is “good to go” for Saturday’s Big Ten opener at Indiana. Robinson missed most of last weekend’s victory over Bowling Green after bruising his knee in the first quarter. … Florida running back Jeff Demps is probable for Saturday’s game at No. 1 Alabama despite a sprained left foot. Coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday that Demps is no longer in a boot and would have “very limited” practice Wednesday. … Freshman quarterback Chase Rettig will make his collegiate debut for Boston College against Notre Dame on Saturday, according to the Boston Globe. Coach Frank
Spaziani made the switch to the highly touted true freshman after a 19-0 loss to Virginia Tech, the Eagles’ first shutout loss in 12 years.