I’m no mind reader, but I can’t imagine Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is real happy right now.
Late this evening, OUInsider.com — the school’s 247Sports site — reported that “one Sooner has been dismissed and another suspended for half of next season.”
Not long after, Oklahoma confirmed that defensive back Quentin Hayes and receivers Trey Franks, Kameel Jackson and Jaz Reynolds (pictured) had been suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules.
The statement did not contain any other details.
Franks and Reynolds have a bit of a track record, though. Franks was indefinitely suspended last year for, what else, “violation of teams rules.” He was later reinstated last October. Reynolds received a suspension from Stoops in 2010 for classless tweets about a shooting on the campus of the University of Texas.
Jackson was rumored to be transferring to Texas A&M after a suggestive tweet earlier this month, but that has since been tempered.
We’re just under four months from the start of the football season, and losing three receivers for any amount of time would be a huge blow to the Sooners’ receiver depth. However, since we’re in the beginning stages of this story, it’s unknown how much time, if any, the four players will miss (OUInsider’s report said Franks was suspended for the entire season and Reynolds for seven games).
Reynolds leads the aforementioned group of receivers from last year with 41 catches for 715 yards and five touchdowns. Franks and Jackson had 22 receptions for 196 yards, and 12 receptions for 165 yards, respectively.