Tyrus Thompson won’t be punished any further by Big 12 for personal foul at TCU
NORMAN — Oklahoma sophomore offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson will not be subject to any further punishment for his personal foul penalty last weekend at TCU, a Big 12 spokesman confirmed.
The news was first reported by ESPN.com, and later reported by the Tulsa World.
Late in the first half Saturday, receiver Kenny Stills dropped a Landry Jones pass inside the 5.
Following the play, Thompson had TCU defensive end Stansly Maponga pinned to the ground; the OU lineman punched Maponga twice in the head and was called for a 15-yard personal foul.
The skirmish happened a few yards behind most of the other players.
Oklahoma’s offensive line has been notably banged up all year, and if Thompson was suspended for the Cotton Bowl, it would only make it worse.
The Big 12 could’ve suspended Thompson for the Cotton Bowl; the sophomore could still be punished by the team.
Thompson entered the starting lineup after Daryl Williams was hurt at West Virginia and missed the last two regular-season games. It’s still unclear if he’ll return for the bowl game.
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