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Oklahoma’s top tackler suspended for the season

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Linebacker Frank Shannon is no longer a member of the Oklahoma Sooners. Shannon was suspended by the school for a year, according to a release from Oklahoma University president David Boren.

Shannon led the Sooners last season with 92 total tackles and helped solidify a defensive front seven which struggled in recent years.

The linebacker remained an active member of the Oklahoma football team, while the investigation into an alleged sexual assault continued. The university changed course after an internal investigation was completed.

Even with the university’s decision to suspend Shannon, this may not be the end of story. Shannon, a junior, retains the right to appeal the school’s decision.

“The University followed a very stringent process with both sides, and under the Administrative Procedure Act both sides have an ability to appeal any decision reached by the University to a district court,” Oklahom’s open records officer Michael Purcell told The Oklahoman‘s Jason Kersey last week. “The University takes very seriously its obligation in cases like this. Under federal law, since this matter is still pending, the University cannot release further information.”

(Hat tip: ESPN.com’s Jake Trotter)

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11 Responses to “Oklahoma’s top tackler suspended for the season”
  1. beerbudsnbevo says: Aug 11, 2014 5:30 PM

    Typical Sooner… Suprised his sister told on him.

  2. theworkhorsebackdotcom says: Aug 11, 2014 5:51 PM

    Is this hypocritical considering they’re trying to get DGB to play this season?

  3. williered says: Aug 11, 2014 7:52 PM

    Never cease to be amazed how these college athletes throw away some of their best years and best opportunities in preparation of their adult life with thoughtless, stupid acts of indulgence. It is not limited to OU nor is it limited to football players.

  4. poolplayer8698 says: Aug 11, 2014 7:52 PM

    SEC teams would have suspended him for 1/2 game against Coppin State.

  5. iwearshoesinhentucky says: Aug 11, 2014 8:40 PM

    Did he refuse a bundle of money from an alum?

  6. whenwilliteverend says: Aug 11, 2014 9:02 PM

    Let’s see just how long “suspended for the season” means. If Stoops has any say in the matter, I’m sure he’ll talk about how great a guy he is and he deserves to play, just like he has with DGB.

  7. auburntigers34 says: Aug 11, 2014 9:18 PM

    poolplayer8698 says:
    Aug 11, 2014 7:52 PM

    DGB, Joe Mixon, Frank Shannon…..but,by all means, try to drag the SEC into this sh!t storm in Norman.

  8. ericjohnson43 says: Aug 12, 2014 1:10 AM

    to beerbudsnbevo. at least we can spell our school’s name in a media guide you yahoo!

  9. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 12, 2014 10:08 AM

    From what I hear, he’s still practicing with the team pending an appeal.

  10. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 12, 2014 10:12 AM

    And the guy didn’t even do anything wrong. That’s just sad, I hope the appeal goes in his favor

  11. adambruce88 says: Aug 12, 2014 12:51 PM

    their is absolutely no comparing the SEC to the BIG 12 , the BIG plays to get to a bowl , in the SEC anything less than a national championship is unacceptable.

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