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OU 'seeking to enforce' one-year suspension of Frank Shannon

by Jason Kersey Modified: August 11, 2014 at 3:45 pm •  Published: August 11, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma's Frank Shannon (20) intercepts a pass from Notre Dame's Tommy Rees during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  ORG XMIT: INDC103
Oklahoma's Frank Shannon (20) intercepts a pass from Notre Dame's Tommy Rees during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) ORG XMIT: INDC103

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma’s internal Title IX investigation into an alleged sexual assault against linebacker Frank Shannon resulted in a one-year suspension, according to a statement issued by university president David Boren on Monday afternoon.

According to Boren’s statement, though, “the University is unable to enforce its process at this time. The University has and is taking every legal step possible to move this process forward.

“The University is currently seeking to enforce its decision so that it may be in compliance with federal law requiring responses by institutions to such matters in a timely manner. With the fall semester beginning August 18, time is of the essence.”

Boren said in the statement that federal law prohibits him from discussing the case further.

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The university’s process concluded on June 18, resulting in the one-year suspension from both school and athletic activities for Shannon.

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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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