Oklahoma has a pair of defensive starters suspended for the opener for various off-field indiscretions over the past several months. Another little used Sooner has found himself in a similar situation, albeit for much more (allegedly) serious offenses.
OU offensive lineman Jake Reed was arrested over the weekend and charged with two counts following an incident involving his ex-girlfriend. Specifically, the lineman was charged with burglary and assault.
An affidavit accused Reed of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and allegedly striking the female as well as a male at the residence at a little after 3:30 a.m. local time. From the Associated Press:
An affidavit filed in the case accuses Reed of breaking into the apartment at 3:31 a.m. Sunday and striking the woman and a man who was with her. The affidavit says Reed chased them upstairs and broke into a locked bedroom.
The man told Norman police officers that “once Reed entered the bedroom he began to assault him.” He said one of Reed’s punches grazed his ear.
The woman told officers that she tried to stop Reed from attacking the man “when she was struck in the nose and chest by Reed.” When the man fled, Reed pursued him stating: “I’m going to kill him,” the affidavit says.
The 23-year-old Reed and the unnamed female had been in a relationship since high school, with that relationship ending recently. The woman also alleged to police that there had been previous incidents of domestic violence involving Reed.
As a result of the incident, the school confirmed that Reed has been indefinitely suspended.
Last season, Reed played in one game for the Sooners.
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