OU football: Controversial Bedlam tweet likely made by non-OU employee

University statement said, “It was an unauthorized use of the account and to the best of our knowledge the post was made by someone who is not employed by the university.”
by Ryan Aber Published: December 9, 2013

A typical exchange came in September when Sooners defensive back Kass Everett tweeted about not being able to afford the new Grand Theft Auto game.

Former Sooner Tony Jefferson, now a member of the Arizona Cardinals, responded that he would buy the game for Everett, adding “Ooops OU compliance” at the end.

The compliance account responded, “Yes @tonyjefferson1, former SAs are considered boosters and may not provide benefits to current SAs #GTAVWillHaveToWait.”

This isn't the first Twitter issue for the Oklahoma football team.

In February 2012, co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell tweeted publicly at several recruits in violation of NCAA rules. Norvell tweeted his phone number and said he would like to offer the players scholarships. The players messaged included Ra'Shaad Samples, who wound up signing with Oklahoma State.

Those messages were also quickly deleted, but the NCAA investigated the matter. The NCAA initially wanted to suspend Norvell for one game, but the school successfully appealed that decision.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics 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...
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