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Oklahoma football: Lawyers for OU, Frank Shannon meet with referee

The referee will make a recommendation to the justices regarding the case.
by Jason Kersey Published: August 20, 2014

After the hearing, Shannon’s attorney, Aletia Timmons, made a brief statement to reporters.

“We have agreed that we will keep this matter confidential,” Timmons said. “But if we see more press discussion of this matter in the papers … by the university, we are going to ask the court to unseal the record so that my client will be able to vindicate himself in the public media.”

Shannon, who was the leading tackler for the Sooners last season, worked with the first-team defense throughout Oklahoma’s preseason fall camp. Beginning Monday, though, coach Bob Stoops said he was no longer practicing with the first team.

Sophomore Jordan Evans, a former Norman North standout, played last year when Shannon was hurt and would become a starter if Shannon isn’t available when the season starts Aug. 30 at home against Louisiana Tech.

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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