Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has suspended sophomore receiver Jaz Reynolds indefinitely because of a Tweet posted on his Twitter page Tuesday in the aftermath of the on-campus shooting at Texas.
“Because of his insensitive remarks on Twitter relative to Tuesday's tragedy in Austin, we have suspended Jaz Reynolds from our team indefinitely,” Stoops said in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon. “Our rivalry with Texas will not come at the expense of dignity and respect.
“We have great concern for what happened in Austin and I am incredibly disappointed that someone connected with our team would react so callously. We have taken immediate action and I hope by doing so have illustrated how seriously we view this matter.”
Reynolds’ original post was, “Hey everyone in Austin, tx. . .kill yourself.”
He later posted, “everyone in Austin tx disregard that last tweet. Ya’ll will mess around and do it. LMAO.”
Stoops suspended Reynolds for the Air Force game for academic-related issues and he had dropped deep into the depth chart after catching 13 passes for 256 yards in nine games last season.
— Mike Jones