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Big 12 reprimands Texas LB for Baylor trash talk

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Texas linebacker Steve Edmond let his feelings about Baylor be known following the Texas spring game last weekend. The Big 12 did not take too kindly to that freedom of expression and issued a public reprimand Friday.

According to a release by the Big 12, the comments made by Edmond were a violation of Big 12 sportsmanship and ethical conduct principles, but there will be no suspension issued.

“Mr. Edmond violated the Conference rule that prohibit coaches, student-athletes, athletic department staff and university personnel from making negative public comments about other member institutions,” said Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “Consistent with our standard for such violations he is being issued a public reprimand.”

Edmond went on record saying Baylor was trash in the midst of a rant about the defending Big 12 champions. He later apologized for his comments through a statement of apology.

“I need to apologize for what I said about the Baylor program last week,” Edmond said in the statement. “I respect them for everything they’ve accomplished. I’ve been so frustrated over not being able to play in last year’s game and our loss to them that I let all that anger build up and get the best of me. I won’t let that happen again.”

These two schools will be able to settle the trash talk on the field on October 4 in Austin.

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5 Responses to “Big 12 reprimands Texas LB for Baylor trash talk”
  1. mydixienormus says: Apr 25, 2014 4:24 PM

    Now we know why his apology came so late. He knew the hammer was coming down from the Big 10, er 12.

  2. cubano76 says: Apr 25, 2014 4:40 PM

    “I need to apologize for what I said about the Baylor program last week,” Edmond said in the statement. “I respect them for everything they’ve accomplished. I’ve been so frustrated over not being able to play in last year’s game and our loss to them that I let all that anger build up and get the best of me. I won’t let that happen again.”

    Got to hand it to that Texas PR guy, he can write a heck of an apology!

  3. tigersfandan says: Apr 25, 2014 7:42 PM

    Bob Bowlsby should be reprimanded. This was none of his business.

  4. bostonfrogs says: Apr 26, 2014 1:31 AM

    Whew! So, so relieved that both a public reprimand and apology were issued–a heated rivalry has NO place in today’s world of sports. Gosh, not only did Edmond say things that might have hurt the opposing players’ feelings, but he even used the “S” word as he did it!

  5. greenwhodat26 says: Apr 26, 2014 11:07 AM

    Wow, I guess he hurt someone’s feelings….

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