Today, Jake Trotter reported Oklahoma’s Tyrus Thompson will not be suspended for the Cotton Bowl. The Big 12 had the power to keep Thompson from playing in OU’s game with Texas A&M, but according to Trotter’s tweets, the fifteen-yard flag was sufficient.
This is great news for Oklahoma being so short at offensive linemen. However, was the Big 12 right in their jurisdiction?
Obviously, no one should be complaining about Thompson catching a break. Though, is it the type of behavior OU wants out of their players?
Of course fans would love OU to have some swagger about themselves and to be tougher, but throwing punches in a football game? Yeah, it isn’t ballet class, but it just did not look good on Thompson’s part.
Several OU players have said Thompson did not throw the first punch, and had been given a bad time all game. However, the TV cameras can only pick up so much.
Regardless, Oklahoma caught a huge break with the Big 12, and I’m sure Thompson has or will pay for doing something so boneheaded. Give a guy that size some stadium steps should drive the message home to not do it again, because OU just can not afford to lose any more offensive linemen.
Anyway, tell me what you think in the comment section. Would love to get everyone’s opinion on this situation.