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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“That isn't why he's coming back; maybe parents or other influences realize, ‘It's all your fault. If you want to go to class and do simple things that you're able to do, you can play here.'”

Texas A&M was reportedly unaware of Jackson's intent to transfer, and uninterested in having him transfer.

Two days after Jackson's tweet, Stoops announced the four players' suspensions, and about a week later, the sophomore-to-be tweeted he'd stay at OU after all, adding that his suspension was because he was missing too much class.

“It's the unfortunate reality of Twitter, where you have young people who shouldn't have them when they're not in a position that they have solid decisions in their mind,” Stoops said.

If Jackson is able to return to the field this season, it could be a big boost for an OU team suddenly lacking experienced wideouts.

He started two games and played in 11 as a true freshman, finishing with 12 receptions for 165 yards.

“There's no guarantee for the fall,” Stoops said. “That'll be my decision, and it was my decision to allow him to at least work through summer to see where he'll be. If he isn't going to do things like our entire team does, it'll be my decision and he won't be here.

“So he can Twitter that when that happens, whether he's here or not. We'll see what the Twitter says come August.”

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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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