OU football: Kameel Jackson provides Sooners' latest Twitter fiasco

Twitter can give OU coach Bob Stoops some headaches. The latest came from the suspended Kameel Kackson, who tweeted about a plan to transfer to Texas A&M that didn't come to fruition. Stoops called it ‘a foolish statement.'
by Jason Kersey Published: June 10, 2012
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PLANO, Texas — Twitter can be a wonderful thing.

It's the way millions of people receive their news, connect with old friends and make new ones.

It's also a way for sports fans to speak directly to — and experience the thrill of being spoken to by — their favorite athletes.

But aspects of Twitter can and have given Bob Stoops plenty of headaches.

Jaz Reynolds tweeting insensitive comments in the aftermath of a shooting in Austin, Texas.

Kenny Stills complaining about compliance.

Tony Jefferson lamenting his lack of a spot on the All-Big 12 team.

And the latest Twitter fiasco in Soonerland: Kameel Jackson's impulsive announcement that he was transferring to Texas A&M.

Jackson was one of four Sooners suspended indefinitely by Stoops for violating team rules. The suspensions were handed down before Jackson's Twitter announcement, which didn't mention why he suddenly wanted out of Norman.

“He shouldn't be on Twitter when he's making a foolish statement,” Stoops said last week before speaking at the Sooner Caravan in Plano. “He's making a statement that he shouldn't be making when he's already been suspended for eight or 10 games. He didn't detail that on his Twitter.”

Trey Franks, Quentin Hayes and Jaz Reynolds were removed from their scholarships, but Stoops allowed Jackson to work through summer school.

“‘Since I can't play this year, maybe I'll go somewhere else,'” Stoops said when describing Jackson's thought process. “Then he decides, or realizes, he'll have to sit out next year too (if he transfers).

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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