OU Sports

NewsOK | BLOGS

Former Sooner Frank Alexander suspended for four games

by Ryan Aber Modified: May 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm •  Published: May 2, 2014
Advertisement
;
Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander (90) watches from the bench as the Panthers play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFL football game against in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander (90) watches from the bench as the Panthers play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFL football game against in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Former Oklahoma defensive end Frank Alexander, now with the Carolina Panthers, was suspended for four games Friday for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Alexander will be eligible to return Sept. 29 when the Panthers play the Ravens. He is expected to be a backup defensive end for Carolina this season.

He can participate in organized team activities, training camp and preseason games.

Alexander started three games last season and played in 12, recording 15 tackles and a sack. He also recorded a fumble.

He was a fourth-round pick in 2012 after an OU career that included 143 tackles and 20.5 sacks.

 


by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Hoover Crips investigation results in 51 people charged
  2. 2
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry enters courthouse to be booked
  3. 3
    Teacher shortage: Oklahoma schools begin academic year with more than 800 vacancies
  4. 4
    Russell Westbrook poses for photo with Russell Westbrook
  5. 5
    Hoover Crips investigation results in 52 people charged in Oklahoma
+ show more