Sooner Caravan notebook: Frank Shannon working out with team; Tyler Evans cleared to play

Linebacker Frank Shannon is back with the football team and working out, Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Thursday during the Sooner Caravan stop in Tulsa. His future with the team has yet to be decided.
by Ryan Aber Published: June 5, 2014
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Linebacker Frank Shannon, who was accused of sexually assaulting a female student at his off-campus apartment Jan. 20, is back with the football team and working out, Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Thursday during the Sooner Caravan stop in Tulsa.


Shannon’s future with the team has yet to be decided.

“It’s a process that’s still ongoing,” Stoops said. “That’s it.”

Prosecutors in Cleveland County declined to file charges in the incident, but Shannon also has to go through an appeals process at the school following a Title IX sexual misconduct allegation.

EVANS CLEARED, OTHERS RETURN

Tyler Evans, who started 16 games at right guard in 2010 and 2011 before missing the last two season with ACL tears, has been cleared for summer workouts.

“He’s been working out,” Stoops said. “He’s doing everything.”

Evans tore his right anterior cruciate ligament in practice before the start of the 2012 season then re-tore the ligament in spring practices in 2013.

Stoops said that other players who were injured in spring — offensive linemen Adam Shead and Tyrus Thompson, tight end Blake Bell, defensive lineman Jordan Phillips, defensive back Julian Wilson and running back Dimitri Flowers — had been cleared as well.

“They’re all good,” Stoops said.

COUSINS TO RETURN THIS WEEKEND

Sooner basketball guard Isaiah Cousins, who was wounded in a shooting incident last week in his hometown of Mount Vernon, N.Y., is expected to return to Norman this weekend.

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by Ryan Aber
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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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