Four OU football players suspended
BY JOHN E. HOOVER World Sports Writer
Thursday, May 10, 2012
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Four University of Oklahoma football players, including two starting wide receivers, have been suspended indefinitely, coach Bob Stoops announced Wednesday night.
After rumors and reports throughout Wednesday evening (the news was first reported by 24/7 network website OUInsider.com) that starting wideout Jaz Reynolds had been suspended and starting slot receiver Trey Franks had been dismissed from the team for violation of team rules, the school's official athletics department website, SoonerSports.com, posted on Twitter at 10:05 p.m. that Reynolds, Franks, defensive back Quentin Hayes and wideout Kameel Jackson had been suspended indefinitely.
Jackson, a 2012 sophomore from Arlington, Texas, had just posted on his own Twitter feed Sunday night that he was finishing up his final semester at OU and intended to "further my education and football career at Texas A&M," though later reports seemed to indicate that Texas A&M and new coach Kevin Sumlin had no knowledge of Jackson's plans.
Reynolds, a junior, was suspended for the entire 2010 season for insensitive remarks he made on Twitter as a freshman. After a campus shooting at the University of Texas, Reynolds tweeted, "Hey everyone in Austin, tx.......kill yourself #evillaugh", and soon after posted, "Everyone in austin, tx disregard that last tweet....y'all will mess around n do it lmao."
Reynolds also was suspended for a game last season for an undisclosed violation of team rules. As a co-starter last season with Kenny Stills and Ryan Broyles, Reynolds was third on the team with 41 catches for 715 yards and five touchdowns before a kidney injury in the season finale knocked him out of action for the Insight Bowl. Reynolds caught 13 passes for 256 yards in 2009.
Franks, a junior from Orange, Texas, was suspended two games last season for violation of team rules. He caught 22 passes for 196 yards in 2011 and also was used on end-arounds and reverses, rushing for 100 yards on seven carries. In 2010, he caught 29 passes for 263 yards and a touchdown.
Jackson caught 12 passes for 165 yards as a true freshman last season.
Hayes, a 2012 sophomore defensive back from Lancaster, Texas, played on special teams in eight games in 2011.
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