OU football notebook: Running back Damien Williams, wide receiver Lacoltan Bester suspended

The seniors will miss Saturday's game at Kansas State for violating team rules.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: November 20, 2013


photo - Oklahoma’s Damien Williams, left, tries to get past Notre Dame’s Bennett Jackson on Saturday.  Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma’s Damien Williams, left, tries to get past Notre Dame’s Bennett Jackson on Saturday. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma senior running back Damien Williams and senior wide receiver Lacoltan Bester have both been suspended for Saturday's game at Kansas State for violating team rules, sources close to OU confirmed to The Oklahoman.

The news was first reported by Oklahoma City's KOCO-5.

Asked about the suspensions after Wednesday's practice, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops refused to confirm or deny them.

“I don't know where those reports come from,” Stoops said. “Those kind of things, I'll always leave up to game time to announce after the game.”

Williams has rushed for 553 yards and seven touchdowns this season on a team-high 114

carries. He was the Sooners' leading rusher a year ago, but has split carries this season

with fellow seniors Brennan Clay and Roy Finch.

Williams was also suspended for the Sooners' home win over Tulsa earlier this season.

Bester has recorded 20 catches for 279 yards and a touchdown this season.

Both Williams and Bester transferred to OU from junior colleges before the 2012 season.

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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...
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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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