Tweet causes player sus­pen­sion

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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.

Etc.

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.

Ven­able

Robin­son

Reynolds

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